Tag: course choice

Families may like their school but want more options; that’s where course choice comes in

Editor’s note: This commentary from Rick Hess, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, appeared today on edweek.org. The debate over school choice has long featured strident rhetoric about union lackeys and privatizers. But now, after millions of students spent a year or more in off-and-on home schooling and makeshift[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, course choice, charter schools and more

Single-gender. Separate floors for boys and girls are part of the turnaround plan for a struggling Duval County school. Florida Times-Union. Tax credit scholarships. The statewide teachers union calls on Gov. Rick Scott to veto legislation expanding eligibility for the program while reiterating myths about a failed constitutional amendment and referring to proposed[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: ESAs to grow in AZ, DOJ in LA and Cantor vs. de Blasio

Alabama: The state’s new tax-credit scholarship program has nearly reached the $25 million cap (AL.com). A councilman of Birmingham says the Alabama Accountability Act must be repealed (AL.com). Alaska: The state should abolish the Blaine Amendment and allow private school vouchers (Daily News Miner). Arizona: Education reformers plan to rapidly[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: course choice in Louisiana, charter school performance in Boston, and more

Alabama: The state court will allow three parents to defend the new school choice program against a lawsuit from the Alabama Education Association that seeks to overturn it (Tuscaloosa News). Arizona: GEICO donates $8 million to the state’s corporate tuition tax credit scholarship program (Arizona Daily Star). Colorado: Education reformers[Read More…]