Tag: Mississippi 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: ESA expansion halted in AZ, court hears tax credit scholarship case in NH and more

Alabama: The Alabama Education Association, which opposes a new tax-credit scholarship program, says former Gov. Bob Riley has personally banked up to $1 million from it (he has made $0) (AL.com). The AEA is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to back Republican and Democrat candidates to run against lawmakers[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: school choice advances in FL, protection for NYC charters and more news

Arizona: Former state Sen. Tom Patterson says school choice is opposed by unions because the unions feel school choice threatens jobs for adults (East Valley Tribune). An advancing bill will allow special needs kids to have access to Empowerment Scholarship Accounts without having to get approval from school districts first[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: de Blasio goes after charters, vouchers and racism in NC, virtual school debate in ME

Alaska: A lack of capital funding impedes charter school growth in the state (Anchorage Daily News). Gov. Sean Parnell wants to allow charter schools to have access to district transportation funds (KTUU, Associated Press). School choice will benefit rural students (Juneau Empire). Arizona: A former high school teacher says vouchers[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…]