Education Choice

Expanding school choice via education savings accounts could save New York taxpayers

Editor’s note: This article appeared Saturday on nypost.com. Research is clear that expanding school choice — empowering parents to choose educational options for their children outside traditional district schools — provides benefits for families, communities and society. But these programs have an ancillary benefit beyond improving schools, one that New[Read More…]

A parent’s story: ‘These children are our future doctors, our lawyers’

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Florida mother Katrina Gray debuted on the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. I have two sons. My oldest attended a private school on a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and he’s now graduated from college. I was so impressed with the school and[Read More…]

Commentary: Families are ‘longing for an educational home for their child’

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” — Lilla Watson, Aboriginal elder, activist and educator from Queensland, Australia As a leader of the Student Learning and Partner Success[Read More…]

The state that created the most new schools also the one where students learned more

Editor’s note: This commentary from reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner appeared Tuesday on Education Next. “Supply-side progressivism” was the topic of a recent New York Times article by Ezra Klein, citing “Cost Disease Socialism,” a new paper by the Niskanen Center. “We are in an era of spiraling costs for core social[Read More…]

Former high school dropout perseveres, overcomes, and will open inclusive school that welcomes students with autism

“There was one event that triggered me to create the private school I had always thought about over my career. It came one day when my son came home and said to me, ‘Mom, I’m a weird kid.’ That broke me, and for a time, it broke him too. ” [Read More…]

Don’t tell me school choice is racist

Editor’s note: This commentary from Denisha Merriweather, founder of Black Minds Matter and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared this morning on the Washington Examiner. Those who say school choice has racist roots are implying that parents, especially lower-income, black parents, should stay trapped in public schools that have failed their children for[Read More…]

Past meets future at AFC national policy summit

Editor’s note: The American Federation for Children held its national policy summit Sept. 29-30, welcoming key figures in the education choice movement as well as policymakers intent on expanding education opportunities for families. AFC communications specialist, former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient and reimaginED guest blogger Nathan Cunneen was there[Read More…]