Posts Tagged ‘#schoolchoice’

Former teachers union lobbyist embraces school choice for his daughter

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RALEIGH – Brian Lewis used to fight school vouchers. He was the chief lobbyist for the North Carolina Association of Educators, the state teachers union. Vouchers threaten teachers unions’ power by diffusing children and education authority more broadly among parents and schools.
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Students excel when they decide where to attend school

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas Hayes enjoyed showing off his high school swag during National School Choice Week the last Friday in January. He wore the high school’s casual Friday uniform, as opposed to a handful of his fellow classmates who wore the Monday through Thursday formal uniform Archbishop Carroll High School requires its students to wear.
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How the free market can save American education

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CHICAGO – Only one week after Election Day, Washington, DC’s focus has shifted from furious campaigning to National Education Week and the Thought Leader Summit (held from Nov. 10–13), “a gathering of the leaders from education, business, and government who define and shape trends in public and private education.”
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Six reasons rural families should (and can) have school choice

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INDIANAPOLIS – A common argument against school choice in rural America is that there just aren’t enough schools from which to choose. But the more you understand about choice policy and the rural-schools landscape, the more you realize this argument actually distorts the facts, obscures rural students’ needs, and undersells the tools available to families, educators, and communities. Six points are worth keeping in mind.
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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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