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Best of 2022: Offering hope to Oklahoma students, families with education savings accounts

Editor’s note: In keeping with our year-end tradition, the team at reimaginED reviewed our work over the past 12 months to find stories and commentaries that represent our best content of 2022. This post from reimaginED guest blogger Jonathan Butcher is the first in our series. Oklahoma parent Kelly Shank[Read More…]

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down controversial school choice measure

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on foxnews.com. A controversial school choice program that would have provided dollar-for-dollar tax credits to those donating money for nonpublic school tuition is unconstitutional, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The program, blocked by lower court proceedings for more than a year, could have[Read More…]

‘The Baptists and the Bootleggers’ and religious charter schools

Last week we discussed the Oklahoma attorney general’s advisory opinion against enforcement of the state’s prohibition on religious charter schools. After reading up on the subject, I declared myself president of the “Religious Charter Schools are Permissible, Mandatory and a Bad Idea” Club. My view on this is not motivated[Read More…]

Hope reigns supreme in West Virginia as state’s highest court upholds landmark education choice program

Two days after hearing oral arguments, West Virginia’s highest court has dissolved an injunction against the state’s Hope Scholarship program. The move clears the way for the education choice program to resume after a lower court halted it weeks before schools were to reopen, leaving 3,000 families scrambling to find[Read More…]

West Virginia advocacy group creates website to show impact of contested scholarship program

Almost immediately after a judge’s ruling shut down the state’s first education savings account program, emails flooded the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy from families pouring their hearts out. The father of an academically gifted son with attention deficit hyperactivity wrote that he was anticipating the financial flexibility afforded[Read More…]

West Virginia justices weigh arguments over education savings accounts

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on wvmetronews.com. West Virginia’s Supreme Court justices are considering whether scholarships for students leaving public schools will erode the constitutionally-required education system — or whether the state can meet its obligation to support the public school system and then go farther by providing even[Read More…]

Vermont to school districts: No more religious discrimination in town tuitioning school choice programs

    Vermont residents who live in towns too small to operate district high schools may now use public funds to send their children to faith-based private schools. The Education Agency of Vermont recently told school administrators that they must comply with a 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck[Read More…]

West Virginia attorney general files opening brief in Hope Scholarship case before state Supreme Court

Editor’s note: This article appeared today on weirtondailytimes.com. With oral arguments before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals set for Oct. 4, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed his opening brief in the challenge to a permanent injunction blocking the state’s new Hope Scholarship program. In a press release Wednesday,[Read More…]