Tag: private school vouchers

Advocates prepare for Supreme Court to overturn Maine’s religious school funding ban

Editor’s note: This commentary about Carson V. Makin, a U.S. Supreme Court case that will determine whether a state violates the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution by prohibiting students participating in an otherwise generally available student aid program from choosing to use their aid to attend schools[Read More…]

Iowa Senate passes private school scholarship bill, putting pressure on House

Editor’s note: This article appeared March 30 on desmoinesregister.com The Iowa Senate has passed one of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ key education priorities — a bill to give families taxpayer-funded scholarships to pay for private school expenses — in a move that puts pressure on the House to act. Reynolds, a Republican, has made[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Grateful for nurturing school for children with special needs and tax credit scholarship program

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia mother Karen Robins was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My name is Karen Robins, and my son Ryan struggles with dyscalculia, or math dyslexia. It affects his ability to understand numbers – in dates, when telling time, when[Read More…]

School voucher bill clears Georgia Senate panel

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on georgiarecorder.com. A new school voucher bill sponsored by Georgia Senate Pro Tempore Butch Miller moved forward in a Senate committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 601, or the “Georgia Educational Freedom Act,” would provide a $6,000 scholarship to nearly all of Georgia’s approximately 1.7 million[Read More…]

School choice advocates crowd Iowa Capitol to push for governor’s education bill

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday in the Des Moines (Iowa) Register. Advocates pushing for more state aid for private schools crowded into the Iowa Capitol rotunda Tuesday as Republican lawmakers determine whether they have enough support to pass Gov. Kim Reynolds’ hallmark education priority. The rally featured remarks from national[Read More…]

Expanding parental choice in Vermont

Editor’s note: This commentary from John McClaughry, vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute and former vice chair of the Vermont Senate Education Committee, appeared Tuesday in Vermont’s Bennington Banner. This year and the ensuing biennium are likely to be landmark years for the future of parental choice in education[Read More…]

podcastED: Scholarship mom shares how Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship is helping her son maximize his unique abilities

On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Simone Arnold, whose son, Ayden, is a bouncy 8-year-old who excels at math and spelling. He attends Phyl’s Academy Preparatory School, a faith-based private school in the South Florida community of Margate near Fort Lauderdale. Arnold shares about the challenges[Read More…]

Each family deserves a choice regardless of income when it comes to educating their children

Editor’s note: This commentary from Vanessa Solis, president of Nativity Jesuit Academy in Milwaukee, appeared Monday in Milwaukee’s Biz Times. As an eighth grader growing up in Chicago’s Little Village (La Villita) neighborhood, I learned through personal experience a civics lesson that I never forgot. After grade school, my dream[Read More…]