Tag: education funding

Pennsylvania Court ruling a massive win for education choice advocates

Editor’s note: This commentary appeared Monday on inquirer.com. After a more than eight-year slog, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court affirmed what the Pennsylvania Constitution has said all along: Kids deserve their education to be about a “meaningful opportunity,” not a flawed and antiquated system. The ruling is a victory, especially for[Read More…]

School choice legislation is likely from Georgia lawmakers this session

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on thecentersquare.com. Georgia lawmakers are almost certain to discuss school funding and even school choice legislation during this year’s legislative session. “I think we’re going to have a very robust discussion when it comes to school funding, when it comes to vouchers and[Read More…]

Vermont to school districts: No more religious discrimination in town tuitioning school choice programs

    Vermont residents who live in towns too small to operate district high schools may now use public funds to send their children to faith-based private schools. The Education Agency of Vermont recently told school administrators that they must comply with a 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck[Read More…]

Why disruption in education is essential

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jim Peschke, a former member of the Croydon, New Hampshire, school board, appeared Wednesday on concordmonitor.com. Every year, small towns across New Hampshire grapple with ways to keep their budgets in check. This usually entails minor adjustments and revisions that tighten up spending, but don’t[Read More…]

Project Nickel: A new search engine to help parents learn what public schools spend

In the 2019 feature film “Miss Virginia,” a working mother in the nation’s capital struggles to help her teenage son escape a violent public school and leads a grassroots movement to rally parents to demand new school choice options for their children. A turning point in the story occurs when[Read More…]

Oklahoma should follow others and say okay to equal funding for equal teaching

Editor’s note: This commentary is an exclusive to redefinED from Sean-Michael Pigeon, a student majoring in political science at Yale University. He works as a journalism mentor at a magnet school in New Haven, Conn. His writing has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Examiner and the Washington Times. K-12[Read More…]

Is hybrid homeschooling the future of Florida education?

For those of us not living in Florida, the story we keep hearing is that y’all have kept your schools open full time while the rest of the country has shuttered theirs. That would appear to make the Sunshine State less fertile ground for hybrid homeschooling, as there appears to[Read More…]