The Republican platform argues in favor of vouchers, charters, and other versions of school choice, and against "centralizing forces seeking to remake America."
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August 29, 2012
August 28, 2012
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 21, 2012
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that a private foundation will take control of the management and leadership of the 17 Catholic and a number of special education schools, in a city where Catholic education has suffered financially.
August 16, 2012
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
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 09, 2012
A Pennsylvania private school has reversed itself and said that a student who had been denied admission because he had HIV -- and other students with HIV -- will receive admission there.
August 03, 2012
The academic performance of private schools taking part in Louisiana's new voucher program will be judged on an "Scholarship Cohort Index."
August 02, 2012
The Alliance for School Choice and the Institute for Justice are creating a legal defense fund to support private schools that want to take part in the state's new voucher program but fear a lawsuit from a teachers' union.
July 30, 2012
Charter schools' use of technology and academic strategies customized to the needs of individual students can serve as models for Catholic schools, which have struggled financially, a new report recommends.
July 27, 2012
A Louisiana teachers' union has sent a letter to private schools warning them not to participate in the state's new voucher program while legal challenges to it are ongoing. The letter has drawn an angry reaction from state officials.