Tag: private schools

Alabama school choice advocates encouraged by SCOTUS ruling on funding

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on aldailynewscom. School choice advocates in Alabama say they are encouraged by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on private and religious schools and state funding. The high court ruled 6-3 that it is unconstitutional for Maine’s K-12 tuition support program for private schools to[Read More…]

Florida education choice scholarship student now chasing dreams in the major league

On a sun-dappled Sunday afternoon in mid-April, Jay Allen gave his mother a gift she will treasure forever. With Deanna Singletary among the family members sitting in the front row behind the third base dugout at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, Jay hit his first home run of the[Read More…]

Final Virginia budget includes school choice support; advocates want more

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on thecentersquare.com. The final budget for Virginia included full funding for a school choice scholarship program and funding for the creation of laboratory schools, but advocates for education choice are urging the government to do more in the future. Lawmakers approved two key budget[Read More…]

Blaine Amendment mostly dead

Blaine Amendments prohibiting the public support of religious schools, once used to bludgeon school choice supporters during legislative debates, is dead. Or, at least mostly dead. A 6-3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday determined that states cannot prohibit religious schools from participating in public benefit programs because they[Read More…]

podcastED: Catholic Education Partners president discusses parental choice and how education savings accounts represent the next wave

On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Shawn Peterson, president of Catholic Education Partners, a nonprofit organization based in the Minnesota Twin Cities area. A former staff member in the Minnesota Legislature who worked for two Minnesota governors, Peterson talks about growing up in various learning environments,[Read More…]

Supreme Court tosses Maine’s ban on public funding for religious schools

This article appeared earlier today on bangordailynews.com. You can find a link to the full court decision here. A conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine’s ban on public funding for religious schools was unconstitutional and violated the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. The[Read More…]

Education choice brought liberty, opportunity for immigrant

For Leidiana Candelario, moving from the Dominican Republic to Miami at age 8 was a major lifestyle transition. It didn’t go very well at first — until an education choice scholarship changed everything. Leidiana was miserable in her assigned elementary school, describing herself as an “outcast.” Her unfamiliarity with English[Read More…]

GOP lawmakers introduce $10 billion school choice bill ahead of midterm elections

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on washingtonexaminer.com. Republican lawmakers introduced twin bills in Congress Thursday that would establish a federal school choice program by enacting a $10 billion tax credit program to fund education scholarships. The Educational Choice for Children Act was introduced by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) in the[Read More…]