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February 26, 2019

Wis. Gov. to Seek Caps on Vouchers, Charters in Proposed Budget

Gov. Tony Evers is one of several Democratic governors to come into office this year calling for a pause to school choice expansion.

February 25, 2019

Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?

Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.

November 30, 2018

Can A Private School Receiving Voucher Money Ban a Student Over Dreadlocks?

The ACLU and NAACP have filed formal civil rights complaints against the school for its dress code policies, another case that highlights the blurring lines in public oversight for private schools that accept state aid in the form of vouchers.

November 07, 2018

Expansion of School Vouchers Gets Trounced in Arizona

Proposition 305 had become one of the most contentious ballot-box battles over school choice in the 2018 midterm elections. But its loss is not necessarily a defeat for school choice advocates.

October 19, 2018

Arizona Voters Will Determine Whether to Massively Expand School Voucher Eligibility

The push to make 1.1 million of Arizona's school children eligible for vouchers has been both contentious and confounding,with questions about whether voters are interpreting the ballot language correctly.

September 18, 2018

Who Benefits From Tax Breaks for Private School Scholarships? A New GAO Report Breaks It Down

Tax-credit scholarship programs, the lesser-known cousin to school vouchers and another school choice policy promoted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, are the subject of a new Government Accountability Office report.

August 28, 2018

How a Trump Administration Tax Rule Could Hurt School Vouchers

Private school choice advocates are worried that tax-credit scholarship programs are getting swept into a crackdown by the Trump Administration on blue states trying to circumvent parts of the new GOP tax law.

August 21, 2018

Is 'Voucher' a Bad Word? What the Public Thinks About School Choice

In the era of Betsy DeVos, public opinion may have soured on the word voucher, but not the idea, a new poll finds.

June 28, 2018

How the Janus Decision Could Fuel the Growth of Charter Schools and Vouchers

In the bruising arena of school choice and electoral politics, teachers' unions have long been the primary opposition to efforts to expand charter schools and vouchers at the ballot box.

May 31, 2018

Getting a Private School Voucher in D.C. Lowers Students' Math Scores, Study Finds

A federal study of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for low-income students found that two years into the voucher program students perform significantly worse in math than their peers.

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