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December 20, 2012

Tax-Credit Vouchers to Be Pushed by Texas Senate

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Sen. Dan Patrick outlined an education reform plan that includes lifting caps on charters and starting tax-credit scholarships.

December 11, 2012

La. Gov. Jindal Frames School Choice as a Matter of Equality

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has promoted vouchers in his state, described teacher unions as a major obstacle to the expansion of school choice. Unions have been sharply critical of the governor's agenda, saying it undermines public education.

November 30, 2012

Louisiana: Voucher Hub, Legal Battleground

Challenges to the state's sweeping new voucher program are playing out in state and federal courts.

November 21, 2012

Oklahoma Court Upholds Special-Needs Vouchers

Oklahoma's Supreme Court has turned away a legal challenge to a state voucher program for students with disabilities.

October 15, 2012

Taking a Break From the Blog....but Coming Back Soon

I'll be taking a month of leave, but the blog posts will keep coming on Charters & Choice.

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 13, 2012

Family of HIV-Positive Student Receives Settlement From School

A student known by the alias "Abraham Smith" will receive $700,000 from a Pennsylvania private school that denied him admission after learning he was HIV-positive.

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.

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