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October 12, 2012

Florida Amendment: Pro-Religious Freedom, or Pro-Voucher?

Florida voters on Nov. 6 will decide on "Amendment 8," a measure that some school organizations suspect will open the door to a major expansion of vouchers in the state.

October 04, 2012

Romney Plugs Vouchers, Briefly

During the first 2012 presidential debate, Mitt Romney gave only a brief mention of his plan to allow parents to use federal special education and Title 1 dollars for private school vouchers, and President Obama doesn't talk about his opposition to it.

September 10, 2012

Shift in Democrats' Platform on Private School Choice

The recently released Democratic party platform is decidely anti-voucher, but some leading voices in the party supported the concept as recently as the 1960s and 1970s, a think tank reports.

August 31, 2012

Jeb Bush Sells School Choice at GOP Convention

Jeb Bush talks about Florida's experience with school choice at the GOP convention.

August 30, 2012

Condoleezza Rice, Fan of School Choice

Condoleezza Rice, a high-profile speaker at this year's Republican National Convention, used that forum to tout school choice.

August 29, 2012

School Choice, and Cultural Identity, in GOP Platform

The Republican platform argues in favor of vouchers, charters, and other versions of school choice, and against "centralizing forces seeking to remake America."

August 28, 2012

Study Examines Charters' Drain on Private Schools

Charter schools draw most of their students from traditional public schools, but they also pull substantial numbers from the private sector, especially in urban communities, a study finds.

August 16, 2012

Louisiana High Court: Voucher Program Can Go Forward

Louisiana's Supreme Court refuses a request by teachers' unions and other school groups seeking to block the state's new private school voucher program from going forward.

August 13, 2012

Ryan Sticks to GOP Line on DC Voucher Program

Paul Ryan, who was recently named GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate, supports increaing funding for the controverial private-school voucher program in the District of Columbia.

August 03, 2012

Louisiana Voucher Schools Face the Index

The academic performance of private schools taking part in Louisiana's new voucher program will be judged on an "Scholarship Cohort Index."

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