Education Legislation & Policy

South Carolina, education savings accounts have the potential to make the state a student’s market

Educators are in such high demand in South Carolina that observers are calling it a “teacher’s market.” While it’s reassuring that teachers have options, shouldn’t state officials make the education landscape a student’s market, too? Fortunately for families, some policymakers are already working on it. A recent survey of South[Read More…]

Michigan House, Senate okay bills creating tax credits for school scholarships

Both the Michigan House and Senate are advancing bills, introduced last week, that would provide tax credits to residents who contribute to a scholarship program for students to use at schools of their choice. Under the legislation, individuals could contribute money toward scholarship-granting organizations under the Student Opportunity Scholarship program.[Read More…]

How education choice lawsuits could radically change education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Amanda Kieffer, communications director for the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, appeared on projectforeverfree.org. It’s been a tempestuous couple of years for education reform, but the clouds have broken over 2021, and the silver linings have rarely shown as bright. Following two years of[Read More…]

Why political candidates should support school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Cooper Conway, a contributor at Young Voices and a political science student at Boise State University, appeared Monday on the Washington Examiner. Educational freedom was on a roll this past year. Over 20 educational choice programs were either created or expanded in 18 states. This entails the[Read More…]

Ohio lawmakers propose school choice for all students

An Ohio legislator, concerned that the state’s current voucher program isn’t sufficient to address the needs of all Ohio families, is proposing a new bill that would allow universal vouchers for all students, regardless of family income. The legislation, known as the “backpack bill,” would allow much greater access than[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…]

Bill focused on education savings accounts will be 2022 priority for South Carolina Republicans

Editor’s note: This news story appeared on The Center Square. A South Carolina bill that would create education scholarship accounts for K-12 students was not heard during the first half of the General Assembly’s biennium session but is poised to advance when lawmakers convene in January. The South Carolina Education[Read More…]