Education choice implementation

Deregulation offered to help Florida district schools compete in era of expanded education choice

When Florida lawmakers debated HB 1 earlier this year, the discussion largely focused on how the legislation would dramatically expand education choice through universal eligibility and flexible spending options for families. Another part of the bill inspired far less discussion but got the attention of school district leaders across the[Read More…]

The inevitable is certain but not always punctual

American scientist and futurist Roy Amara (on the left above) coined a phrase which came to be known as “Amara’s Law.” Amara’s Law holds that: We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. Recently America’s financial journalist[Read More…]

Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor seeks to maintain education choice balancing act

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro—a popular swing-state Democrat—is trying his best to maintain his balance on an education choice tightrope. On one side of the rope are supporters of a GOP-backed education choice bill that would establish a Lifeline Scholarship Program. The program would set up education savings accounts for families[Read More…]

Education choice scholarship puts Florida student on the path to college, military

PLANTATION, Florida – There was no way William “JR” Moreland was taking AP Language and Composition as a junior, or so he thought. He heard it was hard, harder than Honors English, which he aced. “The difference between honors (classes) and AP is completely night and day,” JR said. “You think[Read More…]

Report: Four recommendations as states begin hard work of putting ESA programs in place

  Editor’s note: This commentary by Nicole Stelle Garnett, senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, and Michael McShane, director of national research at EdChoice and guest blogger at reimaginED, appeared Thursday on  For school choice advocates, 2023 has been a year of dizzying highs. Never before have so many[Read More…]

Success of educational choice laws will depend on implementing them with excellence

Editor’s note: This commentary from Robert Enlow, president and CEO of EdChoice, appears in the Spring 2023 issue of Education Next. One in seven of America’s K-12 students has recently gained education freedom. Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia have funded education savings accounts for all[Read More…]

Hey! Ho! Let’s go!

In October 2001, your humble author was in Austin, Texas, at a Hank Williams III concert, and had to make a decision. Williams’ first set featured very catchy roadhouse rock/country, but before the second set, Hank delivered a stark warning, something to the effect of: “If you are only a[Read More…]