Archive for the ‘School Choice’ Category

Funding school choice requires reading the fine print

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Local school district officials in Pennsylvania often claim they are losing out if or when students choose to attend an alternative school, like cyber schools, charter schools or home schools. The days of that argument could be numbered, as school choice continues to gain momentum.
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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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Scott Walker seeks to expand Wisconsin school choice

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MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to lift the cap on the state’s private school voucher program and to create a statewide board to authorize new charter schools – both of which would greatly expand education options for low-income families.
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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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Parents and taxpayers want more educational choice

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ATLANTA – Ever since Georgia enacted a scholarship tax credit law in 2008, individual and corporate taxpayers in the Peach State could receive dollar-for-dollar tax credits in return for contributions to nonprofit scholarship organizations—at least until the $58 million cap is reached.
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Report: Private schools more than twice as safe as public schools

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the top expectations parents have of schools is that they be safe and secure. Mothers don’t want their sons to be threatened or hurt; fathers don’t want their daughters taunted or bullied, and everyone wants schools where learning can occur without fear, disruption, or disorder.
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