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School Choice in Mississippi: Would Public Charter Schools Help Students?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

I've been talking about school choice this week and how it applies to my home state of Mississippi, a state with very limited "choice" options in comp...

North Carolina Teachers Sue Over New School Voucher Law

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In North Carolina, the battle over school vouchers is heating up. A group of plaintiffs sponsored by the bipartisan North Carolina Association of ...

Joy Resmovits

DC School Vouchers Program Found To Lack Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Washington, D.C.'s school voucher program, a political football often caught up in congressional budget battles, suffers from poor oversight, accordin...

Gov. Scott Walker Enrages School Voucher Critics In Wisconsin

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Earlier this month, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said he would support only a limited expansion of the state's voucher program, but late last night...

Louisiana Court Nixes Funding For School Vouchers

Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Louisiana's Supreme Court issued a 6-1 decision on Tuesday that struck down Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) plan to power a private school voucher program wit...

HUGE News On School Vouchers

AP | CHARLES WILSON and TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the nation's broadest school voucher program in a ruling supporters say could set a n...

'Expanding Choice Is a Way to Help Level the Playing Field'

Doug Tuthill | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Doug Tuthill

A way to combat the challenges faced by students in poverty is to give their parents more options. Affluent parents can buy homes in neighborhoods with preferred school zones, home school or pay for a private school. But low-income parents don't have these opportunities.

Enrollment In Indiana Voucher Program Skyrockets In 2nd Year

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Enrollment in Indiana's school voucher program has more than doubled in the program's second year, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday...

Recent Bills Bring Controversial Changes To School Curriculums (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Over the past couple years, several states attempted — and in some instances, succeeded — in passing legislation that brought controversial change...

NOW Panel Discusses State Of Public Education, Real Implications Of Romney's PBS Comments

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

MSNBC's NOW panel on Wednesday discussed Mitt Romney’s infamous Big Bird comments and his wavering views on education, as well as the two schools of...

Schools of Choice

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

The very definition of School Choice means some students will be able to go to the school of their choice, while the other students will be left behind. The idea of School Choice is another top down policy brought in from the business sector.

2012 GOP Platform: 'English First,' No Counseling, Contraception In Sex Ed

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

Rejecting a “one size fits all” approach to education, the 2012 GOP education platform advocates providing broad education choices to parents and ...

Rick Perry Names Tea Party Activist To State's Top Education Post

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

Tea party activist Michael Williams, former chair of the Texas Railroad Commission, has been named the new commissioner of the Texas Education Agency ...

Duncan: 'No Simple Answer' To Student Debt

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was recently interviewed by “Bloomberg EDU” host Jane Stoddard Williams for a segment that will air Friday at 1...

School Vouchers Make A Comeback, Stir Concerns About Quality

| Sarah Carr | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — As Louisiana debuts one of the nation’s most extensive private-school vo...

Indiana Public Schools Wage Desperate Ad Campaign To Keep Students

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door i...

Ed In The Election: Paul Ryan On Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidentia...

Louisiana Voucher Program Includes Schools That Teach Creationism, Reject Evolution

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Public dollars in Louisiana's landmark new voucher program will go toward sending children to schools that teach creationism and reject evolution, the...

Louisiana Sets Rules For Landmark School Voucher Program

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

* Louisiana has the most sweeping voucher program in U.S. * Governor says it spurs competition, expands choice * Critics...

Teachers' Union Challenges Constitutionality Of Gov's Education Changes

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.08.2012 | Education

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s bold education package that calls for using public school dollars to fund private and parochial school vouchers will b...

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Pennsylvania Reform Plan Receives Mixed Response

Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled a four-part education reform proposal Tuesday morning that has since received mixed reactions. At a news con...

Colorado School Vouchers Blocked, Were A 'Substantial Disservice,' Judge Says

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.13.2011 | Education

DENVER -- A Denver judge blocked Colorado's first school voucher program Friday, calling the program to give parents in the state's wealthiest county ...