Teachers embrace National School Choice Week, celebrate all educational options

By Association of American Educators on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in School Choice No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – School choice is a hot topic in 2016. Whether headlines point to students excelling in public charter schools or in innovative blended learning programs, students and teachers are taking advantage of the options and flexibility provided by school choice policies across the country. The fact is every educational setting is a choice. […]

National School Choice Week 2016 is bigger and better than ever

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

DENVER – Flagstaff Academy eighth grader Caleb Serrette gets it. “Children need to go to a school that best suits them that way they’re learning something that is correct for them,” he told a massive crowd of supporters who gathered at the Colorado State Capitol Thursday for National School Choice Week. “That way they can […]

National School Choice Week sweeps across U.S. with 16,140 events

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s National School Choice Week! Schools, parents, students, lawmakers, education leaders, and others are participating in an unprecedented 16,140 events across the country this week to raise awareness about a variety of educational options. “The goal of National School Choice Week is to raise awareness among parents when it comes to their […]

VIDEO: Cruz launches homeschool coalition, slams Common Core

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 in Video No Comments

HOUSTON, Texas – The Ted Cruz presidential campaign launched a homeschool coalition with a new video explaining why the Republican candidate is a strong supporter of school choice options. “Being a dad is the most important job I have. That’s why I admire each parent educator so much, because you’re not only parenting, but you’re […]

Why the world’s poor choose to pay private school tuition

By Cato Institute on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World’s Poorest People Are Educating Themselves, researcher James Tooley documented how low-cost private schools operated in the world’s poorest areas, from the slums of Hyderabad in India to remote mountain villages in China and shanty towns in Kenya.

Florida judge dismisses lawsuit against school choice

By Cato Institute on Monday, May 25th, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This morning, a Florida circuit court judge dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit by the members of the education establishment against the 13-year old Florida Tax-Credit Scholarship law, which grants tax credits to corporations that make donations to nonprofit scholarship organizations.

Report card: Only 18% of American 8th graders proficient in U.S. history

By Cato Institute on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest 8th grade U.S. history, civics, and geography results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress – the so-called Nation’s Report Card – have been released, and as usual, things seem bleak: only 18 percent of students scored proficient in U.S. history, 23 percent in civics, and 27 percent in geography.

High-quality education is the civil rights issue of our era

By Pioneer Institute on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

BOSTON – Black History Month may have come and gone but Pioneer believes we must fight year round to ensure that all children have access to a high-quality education without regard to zip code or race. Massachusetts has in the past and must continue to lead the way in this fight.