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May 28, 2015

To Mandate or Not, That's the Question

School leaders and policymakers must weigh the impact of anything they require schools to do against its social and individual gains.

May 22, 2015

New York Gov. Cuomo Seeks Support for 'Parental Choice in Education Act'

Parents in New York who send their children to private or out-of-district schools would receive tax credits under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

May 22, 2015

Teacher Union Legal Opposition to School Choice Stumbles in Florida, Louisiana

Rulings by judges in Florida and Louisiana derailed separate teacher-union led lawsuits that questioned how school choice programs are funded in those states.

May 05, 2015

Huckabee, Carson, Fiorina Join GOP Presidential Race

All three new GOP candidates have dissed the Common Core state standards as federal overreach.

April 21, 2015

Tax-Credit Scholarships Get OK From Texas Senate; House to Follow?

Although the Texas Senate has approved the bill, the Texas House of Representatives has historically been hostile to private school choice legislation.

April 21, 2015

Texas Senate Approves Tax-Credit Scholarships; Will the House Go Along?

The bill would create scholarships worth up to $6,000 each for students to put towards the cost of attending private school. That's about three-quarters of what the state spends per student on public schools.

April 21, 2015

Why So Few Opportunities to Create New District Schools?

Deborah, last week you asked a terrific question: " How come there are so few Tony Alvarados to start districts (as the East Harlem district which allowed educators to create new schools within schools), or unions like Boston's to initiate Pilots (within district options?)." I asked people around the country, including teacher union presidents, former teachers/school administrators, and district and/or charter educators. Here's what they said.

April 15, 2015

What Does It Mean to Have 'More School Choice'? Part I

The idea that families should have more school choice has been one of the major themes of school reform over the past two decades. The expansion of charter schools, home schooling, and vouchers has been rapid and has changed the schooling landscape.

April 13, 2015

School Choice Backer Marco Rubio Throws Hat in GOP Presidential Ring

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who announced his candidacy for president Monday, is the third pro-school-choice, common-core-skeptical Republican senator to throw his hat in the ring.

April 10, 2015

Nevada Bill Giving Parents Private School Tuition Help Heads to Governor

Nevada businesses will receive tax-credits for donations they make to support scholarships for students to use to help pay their private school tuition.

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