Education Choice

School choice is on a roll; here are 3 ways to keep it going

Editor’s note: This commentary from Frederick Hess, a resident fellow and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, appeared last week on As kids head back to school this fall, school choice is on a roll. Public support is impressive and broad-based, with more than 70%[Read More…]

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and families celebrate establishment of education savings accounts for all students

Editor’s note: The following is a news release from the Arizona Governor’s Office Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on  Tuesday joined families, educators and community leaders to celebrate Arizona’s successful effort to ensure every Arizona student can attend any school of their choosing. “Arizona is now the gold standard for educational[Read More…]

Siblings find renewed interest in books through Florida’s New Worlds Reading Initiative literacy program

Tamra Creighton’s kids love books. “After school, we do a little bit of reading and then before bed,” said Creighton, a mom to seven children ranging in age from 10 years to 10 months. “During the summer we’re on trips, we read in the car to and from or inside[Read More…]

Better options for their daughter included a move to America and an education choice scholarship

Roberto Porras was at his job as a pharmaceutical rep in his native Venezuela when his wife, Ony, called with the news that she was pregnant. It was the spring of 2003, and Roberto, overjoyed at the thought of becoming a dad, was concerned about the baby’s future in a[Read More…]

Texas Republicans are trying to sell school choice measures, but rural conservatives aren’t buying

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on texastribuneorg. As a Texas school superintendent, Adrain Johnson is no stranger to the struggles small, rural public schools face, from trying to recruit teachers, especially after more than two years of navigating school during a global pandemic, to a general lack of[Read More…]

New report shows how Massachusetts could adopt education savings account program

Editor’s note: This commentary from Tim Benson, a policy analyst in the government relations department of the Heartland Institute, appeared recently on the institute’s website. A January 2022 white paper from the Pioneer Institute illustrates how a tax-credit funded education savings account program might be the best way forward for pursuing[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Louisiana scholarship program paved path to my son’s ‘best fit’ school

My son Benjamin, the youngest of my four children, has always been mature for his age. He loved learning and creating for as long as I can remember. But I worried when it was time for him to start school that it would be hate at first sight. My older[Read More…]

McKay Scholarship sunsets after serving more than 500,000 Florida students

After 23 years, Florida’s oldest K-12 private school scholarship is no more. The McKay Scholarship finished its final year funding $257.3 million in scholarships for 27,027 students with special needs according to a new report released by the Florida Department of Education this week. The McKay Scholarship began as a[Read More…]