Tag: Arkansas and school choice

Students deserve the best education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Arkansas State Rep. David Ray appeared last week in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Much has been written about education being the defining issue in this month’s Virginia gubernatorial election between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. Youngkin, a businessman with no prior political experience,[Read More…]

An Arkansas mom’s story about the power of education choice

Like many parents of a child with special needs, Erica Boucher was frustrated at the lack of educational options available for her son Hayden. Diagnosed with autism, Hayden was labeled a “bad child” by school administrators who concluded that his difficulty in the classroom stemmed from Boucher not disciplining him[Read More…]

Arkansas House votes to help 250 low-income students

Add yet another state to the list of those whose legislatures are supporting the expansion of education choice this year: Arkansas. The Arkansas House last week approved a $2 million state income tax credit program to fund private school scholarships for low-income students. Senate Bill 680 passed in the House[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Parent trigger in Florida, charter schools in N.C., vouchers in Texas & more

Kansas: Lawmakers are pushing for two new bills, which include recommendations from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, to bring the school choice movement to a  state with only 15 charter schools (The Topeka Capital-Journal). Georgia: Proposed legislation looks to cap the state’s private-school tax credit program and limit it to students[Read More…]