Tag: Cory Booker

Inconvenient truth: Progressives returning to roots on parental choice

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared in recent days as an op-ed in Context Florida and the Gainesville Sun in response to this piece. Since the draft was submitted to both publications, a rare bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives voted 360-45, over the objections of teachers unions, to support a[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Vouchers in N.C., public school choice in Missouri & more

Alabama: 29 private schools are now eligible to accept scholarships and transfer students under the state’s new Alabama Accountability Act (AL.com). The Revenue Department proposed rules for the new tuition tax-credit law and it will prohibit tax-credits for students currently enrolled in private schools (Associated Press). Arizona: School children in[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: a Rand Paul pitch, a Tony Bennett resignation, a Milton Friedman birthday & more

Arizona: David Garcia, a Democrat and candidate for the open State Superintendent of Public Instruction seat, opposes private school choice so long as public schools are not “fully funded.” Garcia says he is a supporter of public charter schools (Eastern Arizona Courier). California: Rocketship charter schools expand and modify their[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: vouchers in Ohio, tax credit scholarships in Delaware, charter school performance & more

National. A new study from CREDO shows charter schools improving nationally, compared to traditional public schools, but with results varying widely from state to state. National coverage in the New York Times, Washington Post, Hechinger Report, Charters & Choice, Associated Press, Huffington Post. State-level coverage in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Salt Lake City Tribune, Tampa Bay Times,[Read More…]

School choice meshes with progressive Democratic Party values

Editor’s note: This op-ed appeared over the weekend in the Huffington Post. At least three more red states — Texas, North Carolina and Tennessee — will push for school vouchers in the coming months. But the familiar showdown between Republican lawmakers and teachers’ unions masks a more intriguing political development[Read More…]