The Colorado Supreme Court ruled this morning that the voucher program in Douglas County violates the state’s Constitution.
The story of New Orleans’ success entails two parts: a disaster that created room to reinvent a deeply troubled urban school system and an energetic commitment to seize that opportunity.
As Nevada implements its groundbreaking education savings account (ESA) program, policy wonks were asked to say what the state must get right.
Arguments made in a New York Times editorial against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax credit proposal do not withstand scrutiny.
The backfilling debate is something of a proxy fight between two very different visions for charters. Are they a replacement strategy for disappointing schools and districts? Or are they closer to a poor man’s private school?
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If cities simply add more choice schools in the absence of changes to the enrollment process, parents can struggle to find information on schools, be forced to fill out widely varying school applications, and then receive a staggered barrage of acceptance and rejection notices.
In Boston, three prominent lawyers are filing a lawsuit to overturn the state’s cap on charter schools. Efforts by charter school advocates to raise the cap have been defeated by state lawmakers.
This year’s budget request from the President includes a reduction in funds for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
Across the country, children in urban districts are being denied rich, rigorous educational opportunities.
I respect schools that welcome students at any grade when space opens up, but whether to do this should remain the prerogative of the school, not the state or its regulators.
Raising the cap on Georgia’s scholarship tax credit program is an ideal way to bring freedom and excellence to K-12 education.
Charter schools recognize that current teachers are increasingly mobile, so they offer teachers portable benefits.
The Sun-Sentinel’s anti-school choice editorial rests on faulty evidence.
Test scores in D.C. offer reason to believe that chartering—if done smartly—can replace the district system for delivering public education in America’s cities.
We welcome the chance to respond to Nelson Smith’s review of our book, particularly on issues of teacher voice, diversity and achievement.
I salute the authors for their extensive reporting on how charters are solving some of the toughest problems on their plate. But in order to justify their proposed remedies, they portray chartering as a nearly-terminal case, rather than as a robust movement.
Florida’s teachers union, school administrators association, and school boards association have sued to kill an education tax credit program that benefits 60,000 low income, mostly black and Hispanic children