Parental Choice

podcastED: Catholic Education Partners president discusses parental choice and how education savings accounts represent the next wave

On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Shawn Peterson, president of Catholic Education Partners, a nonprofit organization based in the Minnesota Twin Cities area. A former staff member in the Minnesota Legislature who worked for two Minnesota governors, Peterson talks about growing up in various learning environments,[Read More…]

Arizona’s education savings account legislation empowers students, protects families

Editor’s note: This Q&A about Arizona’s House Bill 2853 appeared last week on the Goldwater Institute’s website. The Arizona Legislature has unveiled an ambitious plan to put K-12 students and parents first. Sponsored by House Majority Leader Ben Toma and co-sponsored by over two dozen of his peers, HB 2853 would open[Read More…]

Supreme Court tosses Maine’s ban on public funding for religious schools

This article appeared earlier today on You can find a link to the full court decision here. A conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine’s ban on public funding for religious schools was unconstitutional and violated the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. The[Read More…]

West Virginia, businesses investing in innovative education options

With rising inflation and a stock market on the rocks, any big investment is worth watching. And with researchers reporting poor returns on student achievement in assigned schools during the pandemic, this makes any investment in education even more notable. So with venture capitalists betting big on Prenda last week,[Read More…]

SUFS president Doug Tuthill on new DeVos book, how the former education secretary exhibits grace under pressure

Former US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a new book today called Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child. I’ve read the book and I like it. Hostages No More flows well and touches on most of the key topics readers[Read More…]

Education choice brought liberty, opportunity for immigrant

For Leidiana Candelario, moving from the Dominican Republic to Miami at age 8 was a major lifestyle transition. It didn’t go very well at first — until an education choice scholarship changed everything. Leidiana was miserable in her assigned elementary school, describing herself as an “outcast.” Her unfamiliarity with English[Read More…]

Future New York migrants could bring their school buildings with them to Florida

Charles C.W. Cooke wrote an entertaining column this weekend for the New York Post about the massive outflow of population from New York to Florida: In these very pages a couple of weeks ago, Post columnist Steve Cuozzo told New Yorkers who’d moved to the Sunshine State: “You’ll all be sorry. Florida[Read More…]

GOP lawmakers introduce $10 billion school choice bill ahead of midterm elections

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on Republican lawmakers introduced twin bills in Congress Thursday that would establish a federal school choice program by enacting a $10 billion tax credit program to fund education scholarships. The Educational Choice for Children Act was introduced by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) in the[Read More…]