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Joy Resmovits

It's Getting Really Hard To Keep Track Of Who Supports And Who Opposes Bobby Jindal's Education Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

On Wednesday, less than a month after the Black Alliance for Educational Options supported a lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) over his ...

Religion and State: School Vouchers and Clergy Parsonage

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

As a religious Jew deeply invested in Jewish education, it is obvious that I should have an inherent interest to advocate for government funding for religious education, but I feel that it corrodes other deeply cherished values of justice.

'School Choice' -- As Long as Your Child Doesn't Have a Disability

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

In a voucher system, disabled students are not always given true choice, as no choice exists if private schools refuse disabled students' needed services.

Pandora's Box of Vouchers

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Besides the fact that vouchers drain the public education system of funds and deprive both students and teachers of vital civil rights protections, most of the tax dollars involved goes to private religious schools.

Bill de Blasio vs. Charter Schools -- A Pointless Battle

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

This is a mere sideshow. Comparing schools -- charter vs. neighborhood public; suburban vs. urban; public vs. private -- is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of education in America.

Florida Vouchers: This Is Choice?

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Legislators always hype "parent choice" as their mantra whenever they support bills that privatize public education.

Poverty and the Education Opportunity Gap: Will the SOTU Step Up?

Kevin Welner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Kevin Welner

Education researchers like me have been hoping policymakers will understand that poverty is the biggest impediment to children's academic success. Yet I worry that the President will slip from an accurate diagnosis to unproven and ineffectual treatments.

School Choice Is a Whale-Sized Red Herring

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

The connective tissue of our nation is under assault. Rather than inviting our children into public spaces to learn, we are setting up mechanisms for families to isolate their children in settings that share only their particular view of society.

Education Isn't Broken, Our Country Is

Steve Nelson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

If we don't fix education -- politicians and pundits proclaim -- we are in for big trouble. News flash: We're already in big trouble. We don't have an education problem in America. We have a social disease.

In Louisiana, a Win for School Choice (and Students)

James Golsan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
James Golsan

Fear of litigation is always a major concern when a state considers whether to pass a choice program, though typically the fear is that the lawsuit will come from within the state, not the federal government.

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...

Joy Resmovits

Schools Chief Warns Against 'Aggressive Populism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called education reform movement -- the bipartisan efforts of policymakers that produced the latest wave of charter schools, tenu...

Joy Resmovits

Jindal Accuses Obama Administration Of Attacking Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

After weeks of opposition from prominent Republican politicians and a $500,000 television spot from Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), the U.S. Department of Just...

Joy Resmovits

Minority Families Join GOP Politicians To Fight U.S. In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

School vouchers, a controversial system for funding private schools with public dollars, are aligning a group of minority Louisiana parents with promi...

War Thickens Between Bobby Jindal, Obama Administration

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday demanded that federal officials abandon their challenge of his state's voucher system, acc...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Claim Obama Is Keeping Kids In Failing Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are stepping into the legal battle over school vouchers in Louisiana. On Tuesday, a group of high-ranking GOP legislators wrote ...

Joy Resmovits

Bobby Jindal Goes After Eric Holder

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is steamed. Earlier this week the state was sued by the U.S. Department of Justice over its school voucher system, ...

What the United States Can Learn From Chile

Alex Wirth | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Alex Wirth

While I've traveled abroad before, I have never spent so much time in one place. After two months, one gets a sense of a country's people, culture, and politics and you learn some surprising things about your own.

North Carolina GOP Dubs Millions in Education Cuts as 'Opportunity Scholarships'

Michael Sargeant | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

The GOP is at it again -- trying to give damaging policy ideas a pretty name in hopes that Americans will not notice that the ideas themselves are dangerous.

Why Ken Cuccinelli's Plan for Education Is Concerning

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Virginia has become a hotbed for those who wish to strip the country of the spirit of protection afforded by the language Jefferson composed centuries ago.

What States Are Doing To Encourage The Growth Of Private Schools

Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

John Celock

Cory Booker's Senate Rivals Seek To Escape His Shadow

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker's Democratic U.S. Senate opponents sought to differ themselves from the frontrunner during Monday night's debate. Educati...

A Time to Strike

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Adam Kirk Edgerton

The working conditions for teachers in North Carolina have become untenable. On Facebook and Twitter, I am inundated with updates from my home state, pleas from fellow North Carolina Teaching Fellow alumni about their bottom-of-the-barrel pay and their worthless Master's degrees.

School Choice: Part of the Solution to Our Broken Education System

Sen. Rand Paul | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul

All children, no matter who they are or where they live, deserve an equal chance to develop their skills and intellect. But today in America, too many kids don't get that chance.

Courts and (Neo)Vouchers: When (if Ever) Should We Be Surprised?

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

Lawyers who designed the neovoucher approach were doing what lawyers are hired to do: to find a work-around that will allow their clients to follow a desired path notwithstanding a law intended to block that path.