Parental Choice

Petrilli: Where education reform goes from here

Editor’s note: This commentary from Michael J. Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and executive editor of Education Next, first appeared on the Institute’s website. After two decades of mostly forward movement and many big wins, the last few years have[Read More…]

Harris Poll: Education political driver for parents ahead of midterm elections

Editor’s note: This article appeared on A survey of more than 5,000 parents released today found education ranks high among their concerns ahead of the critical midterm elections — and that 82% would vote for someone outside their party if the candidate’s education agenda matched their own. The survey[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…]

Florida charter school finds champion as it fights for survival

A Florida charter school that closed after a judge upheld the school board’s decision to revoke its charter has found an unlikely ally – a school board member. Osceola County School Board member Jon Arguello, whose vocal support for education choice sometimes puts him at odds with his fellow board[Read More…]

Poll shows strong support for education choice in Oklahoma

A new survey of likely Republican voters in the Sooner State revealed that 73% of those polled support the concept of school choice. Local media outlet News 9/News On 6 conducted the statewide poll of 383 Republicans, including voters who have changed their party affiliation to the GOP, asking: “Thinking[Read More…]

podcastED: Homeschool research group president shares personal, professional experience

On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Brian Ray, a co-founder and president of the National Home Education Research Institute, a national nonprofit that conducts and collects research about home-based education and publishes the Home School Researcher. The institute has hundreds of works documented and cataloged on[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…]

School choice is the free-market solution to failing public schools

Editor’s note: This commentary from Garion Frankel, a graduate student at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service and a reimaginED guest blogger, and Cooper Conway, a national voices fellow at 50CAN, appeared last week on The government’s corner on the education market is a common[Read More…]