Tag: desegregation

A voucher smear lacking evidence

The 1990 launch of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program marked the dawn of the modern school voucher movement. It was the product of an unlikely collaboration. Conservative acolytes of free-market economist Milton Friedman in the administration of Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson aligned with progressive black Democrats like the late state Rep. Polly[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Special needs, desegregation, church-state and more

Special needs. WTSP profiles a boy from Ethiopia who benefitted from a special needs scholarship in Florida. Step Up For Students, which publishes this blog, helps administer the Gardiner Scholarship program. Desegregation. Plaintiffs demanding integration and equity in Pinellas County schools are unsatisfied with improved test scores at troubled elementary[Read More…]