Tag: Nebraska and school choice

Opportunity scholarships would be the first step for education choice in Nebraska

Editor’s note: This commentary from Tim Benson, a policy analyst at the Heartland Institute, appeared earlier this week on the Institute’s website. Nebraska legislators are considering a proposal that would establish Opportunity Scholarships, a tax-credit scholarship program for low-income students in the Cornhusker State. Tax-credit scholarship programs allow qualifying families to pay[Read More…]

Commentary: Private school scholarship proposal would serve Nebraska well

Editor’s note: This powerful opinion piece from Ashley Elliott, a member of the 2019 cohort of the American Federation For Children’s Future Leadership Fellowship, appeared today on the Omaha World Herald. Elliott attended Victory Christian Academy in Lakeland on a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship. Nebraska State Sen. Michaela Cavanaugh of[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charter schools, charter schools, charter schools …

Arizona: A former school teacher criticizes the state superintendent of public instruction for his support of Common Core and school choice (East Valley Tribune). The Sierra Vista Herald editorial board says the state superintendent’s support of ESAs hurts public schools. Applications for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts doubles (Heartlander). The Arizona Republic[Read More…]