National Education Legislation & Policy

Funding all students through education savings accounts: a vision for the future

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on The author, Jude Schwalbach, is an education policy analyst at Reason Foundation. After an Arizona citizens’ referendum failed to block the state’s massive expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts last month, the Grand Canyon State now leads the nation in education customization. Arizona’s education savings account[Read More…]

Arizona educators have very particular skills making them a nightmare for grifters

      “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career.[Read More…]

West Virginia attorney general files opening brief in Hope Scholarship case before state Supreme Court

Editor’s note: This article appeared today on With oral arguments before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals set for Oct. 4, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed his opening brief in the challenge to a permanent injunction blocking the state’s new Hope Scholarship program. In a press release Wednesday,[Read More…]

New Jersey families left to find new schools as charters are denied permission to expand

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on Everything changed when Enzo Simonelli began attending fifth grade at Hudson Arts & Sciences Charter School in Kearny. Enzo went from a quiet student with low grades being bullied by other kids to joining the robotics club and loving school. But in[Read More…]

Biden administration ‘had a plan’ for school re-opening; let’s review

On Sept. 1, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona claimed that the Biden administration had a plan to “focus on safely getting back to in-person learning” last year. On the same day, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that school re-openings were “the work of Democrats in spite of[Read More…]

West Virginia Supreme Court takes over Hope Scholarship appeal, promises hearing soon, says no to stay

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on West Virginia’s Supreme Court has taken over consideration of whether a scholarship for students leaving the public school system violates the state constitution. A majority of justices rejected a motion to stay a lower court’s decision to halt the Hope Scholarship, but[Read More…]

Michigan petition drive files more than half-million signatures for scholarship proposal

Backers of the Let MI Kids Learn petition drive, launched to establish a program in Michigan that would allow donors to contribute to a private scholarship fund and receive tax credits, say there are more than 520,000 signatures on the document filed Wednesday with the Bureau of Elections. The group,[Read More…]

Could Louisiana be the next state to pass a school choice program?

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on Baton Rouge’s Across the country, a growing number of states are setting up state-funded education savings accounts, or ESAs, to give more students education opportunities outside of public schools. This year, Louisiana would have joined them if not for a pair[Read More…]