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Analysis shows education vouchers saved Georgia taxpayers money

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on The Center Square. Georgia’s school choice programs saved taxpayers at least $605 million in fiscal year 2018, an updated analysis by EdChoice found. EdChoice examined the fiscal effects of 40 private educational choice programs in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The nonprofit found[Read More…]

Unlikely scholar discovers way to revitalize neighborhoods, schools

Editor’s note: This commentary from William Mattox, director of the Marshall Center for Educational Options at the James Madison Institute and a reimaginED guest blogger, is an excerpt from a new JMI report. It appeared Saturday in the Gainesville Sun. Even though he does not always drink Dos Equis, Bart[Read More…]

Latest push for private school vouchers kicks off in South Carolina Senate

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week in the Charleston, SC., Post and Courier.  A proposal that could send South Carolina parents roughly $7,000 yearly for private K-12 education represents the latest in an 18-year push by school choice advocates, with the pandemic adding to arguments on both sides. The[Read More…]

How to fix unequal distribution of education resources

Editor’s note: This commentary from Daniel Garza, president of The LIBRE Initiative, appeared last week on RealClear Education. It provides an overview of how the organization is working in several states to build support for providing parents and educators with new educational options. Each December we spend a lot of[Read More…]

School choice options are changing in Kissimmee, Fla., across the country

Editor’s note: This commentary from Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, appeared Thursday in the Osceola News-Gazette. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent, or have friends or neighbors who are. Baby Boomer, Gen X, or Millennial— the K-12 school scene has changed so much since[Read More…]

Opportunity scholarships would be the first step for education choice in Nebraska

Editor’s note: This commentary from Tim Benson, a policy analyst at the Heartland Institute, appeared earlier this week on the Institute’s website. Nebraska legislators are considering a proposal that would establish Opportunity Scholarships, a tax-credit scholarship program for low-income students in the Cornhusker State. Tax-credit scholarship programs allow qualifying families to pay[Read More…]

West Virginia is seizing the moment to make school choice history

Editor’s note: This commentary from educator Garris Stroud, author and education choice advocate from rural Western Kentucky, points out that school choice, historically seen as an urban issue, has clear benefits for more rural areas as demonstrated by West Virginia’s authorization of two virtual charter schools, which will expand options[Read More…]

‘Black Minds Matter’ celebrates education choice for families

Editor’s note: This post about Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and content marketing for the American Federation for Children, founder of Black Minds Matter and a former recipient of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, appeared this week on forbes.com. Growing up on the east side of Jacksonville, Florida, the[Read More…]