Tag: New York and school choice

New York’s mayor needs to do more than eliminate ‘gifted’ programs

Editor’s note: This commentary from writer, lawyer and legal historian Natalie Wexler appeared recently on forbes.com. You can listen to a podcast Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill recorded with Wexler here. Bowing to longstanding pressure, New York City’s outgoing mayor has announced that the city will eliminate its[Read More…]

Expanding school choice via education savings accounts could save New York taxpayers

Editor’s note: This article appeared Saturday on nypost.com. Research is clear that expanding school choice — empowering parents to choose educational options for their children outside traditional district schools — provides benefits for families, communities and society. But these programs have an ancillary benefit beyond improving schools, one that New[Read More…]

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: Who grades the graders? Did school choice win in the mid-terms?

Center for Reinventing Public Education The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is an education research and policy analysis think tank at the University of Washington, Bothell. The organization’s research finds statistical support for charter schools and for reforming the way public education is operated and funded. Back in August,[Read More…]

Mr. Gibbons' Report Card

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: AU, not so fast!

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Americans United for Separation of Church and State backs the lawsuit seeking to terminate the Florida tax credit scholarship program for low-income students, and the president of its national board of trustees is listed as a plaintiff. But that’s not why it’s[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Olympians and virtual schools, DC and CA charters shortchanged and more news

Alabama: The Institute for Justice, a national civil rights law firm, says vouchers are constitutional in the state (Al.com). Alaska: School choice opponents voice their concerns at a public hearing over a constitutional amendment to allow public funding of private schools (Anchorage Daily News, Nonprofit Quarterly). The proposed constitutional change[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charters win in WA, voucher suit begins in NC, FL district denies military base charter & more

Alabama: Applications for the state’s new tax credit scholarship program are now open (Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, WTVY) Arizona: Three charter schools will be shut down for poor performance (Arizona Business Journal). California: The L.A. metro area has the largest number of students attending charter schools in the nation (LA School Report).[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: marching for charter schools, voucher growth in Indiana, voucher suit in Oklahoma and more

Alabama: The Alabama Education Association sued to stop the state’s education tax-credit program but a parent steps forward to try and block the suit with the help of the Institute for Justice (Associated Press). Arizona: The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice surveys parents using education savings accounts and finds they’re happy[Read More…]