Education Savings Accounts

West Virginia education choice supporters press on in wake of appellate court denial

Editor’s note: Read more about the court denial here. With only three weeks remaining before classes resume, more than 3,000 West Virginia families remain in limbo after a state appellate court refused to intervene in a lower court’s ruling that halted the newly approved Hope Scholarship education savings account program[Read More…]

West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals rejects stay request on Hope Scholarship

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on wvmetronews.com. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia has denied a stay request related to the state’s education voucher program. The court issued an order on Tuesday following the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office’s appeal against a decision on the Hope Scholarship[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews education entrepreneur Erika Donalds

Editor’s note: You can read more about Optima Classical Academy here. On this episode, Tuthill interviews former Collier County School Board member Donalds, who is president and CEO of the Optima Foundation, a network of charter schools serving more than 3,000 students. The organization is set to launch Optima Classical Academy[Read More…]

Education savings accounts empower families when public schools fail them

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jonathan Butcher, senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared today on The Federalist. What happens when a little kid can’t say his name or his teacher’s name?” asked Kelly Pichitino, mother of a child with special needs in Arizona.[Read More…]

Private school choice programs balance transparency and autonomy

Editor’s note: This commentary from Matt Ladner, director of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity and executive editor of reimaginED, and Ginny Gentles, director of the Independent Women’s Forum’s Education Freedom Center, appeared Friday on Real Clear Education.  Wisconsin lawmakers passed the first private school choice program in 1990. Lawmakers[Read More…]

Arizona can go even bolder on school vouchers; here’s how

Editor’s note: This commentary from Janine Yass, co-founder of the Yass Prize to Transform Education to support parental choice, appeared Tuesday on azcentral.com.  When Arizona leaders stepped up to invest in the development of future generations, it was a wake-up call for policymakers across the country to put education –[Read More…]

School choice debate in Alabama continues ahead of school year

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on Alabama’s cbs42.com. As Tennessee becomes the latest state to implement a school voucher program, some state officials say it’s time for Alabama to do the same. LEAD Academy in Montgomery is one of Alabama’s 13 charter schools set to open its doors in[Read More…]

Can an old case from Florida stop voucher expansion?

School choice opponents in West Virginia recently turned to an unlikely place for help stopping school vouchers: Florida. With the U.S. Supreme Court slamming the door shut on opponents seeking to defeat school vouchers on First Amendment and state “Blaine Amendment” grounds, Florida’s notorious Bush v. Holmes case offers the[Read More…]