Tag: parental choice and education reform

redefinED roundup: School choice advocates gather in New Jersey, charter school woes in Alabama and more

New Jersey: At the American Federation for Children national summit, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie invokes civil rights era¬†imagery to make his case for vouchers. (Associated Press) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells choice advocates they have “truth and the American people on (their) side.” (abcnews.com) Newark Mayor Cory Booker decries an[Read More…]

Voucher, charter school advocates talk accountability, too

The headlines covered Gov. Chris Christie’s passionate call for education options in New Jersey, but the fine print here was equally edifying. In papers and workshops presented Thursday afternoon at the American Federation For Children’s Annual Summit, the policy message was unambiguous and remarkably consistent: All learning options must be[Read More…]

redefinED’s blog stars: Family power in education reform, legal challenges for school vouchers and more

Editor’s note: We’re going to try something new today – “blog stars,” an occasional round-up of material from other blogs that we think is worth spotlighting. Some of the most illuminating commentary/analysis about education issues nowadays is found not in traditional media like newspapers, but in the blogosphere. As with[Read More…]