Tag: Indiana school choice

redefinED roundup: Catholics push for school choice, education races in ME and SC and more news

Alabama: Scott Beaulier, chair of the Economics and Finance Division at Troy University, says there is a large body of evidence supporting vouchers but the U.S. Department of Justice and others keep getting in the way (AL.com). The Alabama Education Association spent $7 million to defeat school choice and education reform[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Scholarships under legal attack in FL and AL, Catholics rally for choice in NY & more

Alabama: A state judge struck down the tax credit scholarship program on procedural grounds while ignoring the teacher union claims that the program violated separation of church and state (Montgomery Advertiser, Education Week, AL.com, WAFF, Watchdog). Lawyers for the state and parents file a motion to lift the injunction against the[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: FL becomes second state with ESAs, MO considers private options, charter school funding studied

Arizona: The Tucson Diocese School Board says parents can be trusted to decide on the education for their own children (Arizona Daily Star). Gov. Jan Brewer signs a bill to expedite the approval process for parents seeking Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (Associated Press). The state superintendent of public instruction will increase[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: de Blasio sparks debate on charter schools, focus shifts to FL tax credit scholarships & more

Alabama: A bill advances to increase the individual tax credit for donations to private scholarship organizations (Montgomery Advertiser). Alaska: Vic Fischer, a former delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, opposes any amendment that would allow public funds for private and religious schools (Alaska Dispatch). A bill to allow the public[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: NC injunction against vouchers, virtual school ban in IL, voucher talk in AK, KS and ID

Alaska: The state’s Blaine Amendment prohibits voucher programs which is why the state legislature seeks to pass a constitutional amendment (Anchorage Daily News). Vouchers discussed in the state assembly (The Frontiersman). Support for the amendment decreases (Alaska Dispatch).  Even though the proposed amendment does not create a voucher program, Dermot[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: private school testing in Fla., ESA’s in Miss., virtual school in Maine & more

Alaska: Not all Republicans agree on changing the constitution to allow private school vouchers for students to attend religious schools (Anchorage Daily News, Education Week). Could private schools discriminate based on religious beliefs if they accept public funds (Anchorage Daily News)? The editorial board of the Anchorage Daily News argues[Read More…]