Education Legislation & Policy

Illinois must offer what all America wants: school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Mark Glennon, founder and executive editor of Wirepoints, an independent, nonprofit company delivering original research and commentary about Illinois’ economy and government, appeared Tuesday on the Wirepoints site. Rarely is anything so popular yet so neglected by politicians as school choice for K-12 education. The[Read More…]

Students deserve the best education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Arkansas State Rep. David Ray appeared last week in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Much has been written about education being the defining issue in this month’s Virginia gubernatorial election between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. Youngkin, a businessman with no prior political experience,[Read More…]

New Hampshire moves toward more education choice for families

Months after passing a program to allow state education funding to go toward private school tuition and homeschooling costs, a New Hampshire state representative wants to expand that model. House Bill 607 would create an opt-in, local version of the state’s education freedom accounts program that was approved last summer.[Read More…]

West Virginia activist sees education choice as key to better quality of life

“Almost every other state had some mix of charters, tax credits, scholarships, or education savings accounts, but not West Virginia, so it struck me as yet another thing that was unavailable to my fellow West Virginians. When the lack of choice was coupled with troubling education outcomes, it became a[Read More…]

Harvard webinar series offers perspective on school choice in post-pandemic era

Is political support for school choice gaining or losing ground? That topic was the latest in a series of virtual webinars sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Taubman Center for State and Local Government. The weekly series, “School Choice in the Post-Pandemic Era,” began Oct. 8 and runs through Dec.[Read More…]

Glenn Youngkin’s mandate to expand equal opportunity

Editor’s note: This commentary from Dan Lips, visiting fellow in education at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared last week on the foundation’s blog, FREOPP.org. Be sure to watch for his mention of reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner’s commentary based on research from[Read More…]

First Missouri school choice chief to put ‘passion into action’ in leading expansion

The Show Me state has taken a significant step toward affirming its commitment to education choice by naming its first school choice program manager. State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on Monday named former Missouri Department of Economic Development Community Finance Manager Kim Baughman as leader of the newly created position of[Read More…]