Tag: North Carolina school choice

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: Lawsuits, dictionaries and changing ones mind

New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office Croyden School District in New Hampshire has just 37 students in grades 5-12 and no middle or high school for them to attend. As a result, it allows parents to choose schools in other districts, including private schools. The State’s Attorney General Office has now[Read More…]

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: Entitled editors, Swedish meatballs and test scores, and the charter critic Cook

News & Observer Editorial Board There is a right way to criticize school choice programs and a wrong way. The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. chose poorly. While arguing against vouchers for low-income students, the editorial board wrote, “Advocates hailed this “opportunity scholarship” program as a way to help[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: de Blasio to the rescue? Vouchers increase property values and more news

Alabama: Judge Gene Reese issues a stay on his own injunction against the Alabama Accountability Act school choice program (AL.com, Montgomery Advertiser, redefinED, American Federation for Children). The decision to lift the injunction takes uncertainty away from low-income families (AL.com). Jeff Reed, public relations director for the Friedman Foundation, says[Read More…]

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: 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: 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…]