Posts Tagged ‘#schoolchoice’

Editorial: Why school choice is important

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – There is no question that our current education system leaves children behind. Those most in need of a quality school are, unfortunately, the least likely to get one. And worse, opportunities for those without a quality education are severely limited.
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How online education can work for special-needs children

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SAN FRANCISCO – Compared to children who don’t have disabilities, those who do often work slower, need more attention, or need especially explicit, detailed instructions. It’s well-known by now that learning gadgets and online classes or therapy can work wonders with autistic children, but kids with other special-needs can benefit from online education tools.
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NC students denied their choice of school

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RALEIGH, N.C. – As the school year begins in North Carolina, many students don’t know whether they’ll be allowed to attend the schools of their parents’ choice or the traditional public schools they tried to opt out of.
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Teachers union takes on Florida school choice law

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A lawsuit from Florida teachers would eliminate school choice for many low-income students and effectively kill a program to help students with autism and other special needs.
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Teachers’ job security more important than kids’ futures?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Having organized a labor union at a Boston candy store when I was 15, during the Depression — where students worked nights and weekends for 35 cents an hour — I am not anti-labor union. Threatening a strike as Christmas business neared, we won our 50 cents an hour.
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Milton Friedman, the father of school choice … and ESAs?

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INDIANAPOLIS – “So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered (emphasis added) of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free-enterprise system.” – Milton Friedman
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U.S. House passes charter bill that could reduce school choice

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan bill that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives would send more money to charter schools nationwide, but some charter advocates warn federal funding will inevitably decrease charter autonomy and, therefore, quality.
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Support grows for school choice in Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE, La. – While only 8,700 Louisiana students rely on the state’s public scholarship program to attend the school of their choice, the state’s lawmakers worked this session to expand options for additional Louisiana children.
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Feds consider joining school choice game

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government is getting in the school choice game. A bill, called the CHOICE Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Todd Rokita — a companion to a Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott.
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School choice news in Wisconsin highlights state senate races

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MADISON, Wis. – Data just released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reveals that Wisconsin’s statewide school choice program is more popular than some lawmakers may have thought it would be. The program, capped by the legislature at no more than 1,000 openings for the upcoming school year, had 3,407 applicants.
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