Tag: Georgia school choice

Corporate contributions are a good fit for Georgia’s scholarship program

Editor’s Note: The following commentary was published today on the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Forum. It is in response to a previous Forum post by Georgia GOAL founder Jim Kelly. Florida is one of 14 states that provide tax credit scholarships to children who can’t afford a private school, and a[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Charter schools and civil rights, debating the merits of charters, and can parents be trusted?

Alabama: Cameron Smith, vice president of the Alabama Policy Institute, shows readers the students who benefit from the Alabama Accountability Act (AL.com). Arizona: Gil Shapiro, a spokesman for FreeThought Arizona, says parents can’t be trusted to home-school or choose a good school for their child (Arizona Daily Star). Linda Thomas, a[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: school choice 60 years after Brown v. Board and more news

Arizona: Amy Silverman, a journalist at the Phoenix New Times, says charter schools lead to segregation for special needs students (note: the state has two private school scholarship programs for special needs students). California: All candidates seeking to fill a vacant school board seat in Los Angeles agree on the[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: ESAs in AZ, scholarships in KS, charter schools find homes in NYC and more news

Arizona: A bill to allow children of military service members killed in action to become eligible for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts passes into law (Watchdog). Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes a bill to allow owners of S-Corps to receive individual tax credits for donations to scholarship funding organizations, but signs two bills[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: vouchers in TN, ESAs and scholarships in FL, tax credit critics in KS & more

Alabama: Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, says the Alabama Accountability Act, which allows students in failing districts to transfer to private schools, is a failed experiment (Anniston Star). A lower court dismisses a suit filed by students to stop the state’s school choice program (Associated Press). Alaska: A private school tax[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: school choice suits in NC and GA, bishops mad in NY and more news

Alabama: A bill to eliminate the $7,500 cap limit on individual tax-credit scholarship donations advances in the state legislature (Decatur Daily). Alaska: Tony Knowles, the former governor of Alaska, says vouchers have never  improved student achievement or graduation rates, so the state should spend more money on public schools (Alaska[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: vouchers on the legislative agenda, first charter school approved in WA and more

Alaska: Gov. Parnell supports a constitutional amendment that allows the state to fund private schools (Anchorage Daily News). A DC radio show host says the Alaska constitution is clear in its prohibition on funding religious schools (Anchorage Daily News). Not all Republicans in Alaska agree with the governor’s voucher proposal[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…]