Tag: Romney and vouchers

‘The radical potential of school vouchers’

In this recent Los Angeles Times piece, education historian Jonathan Zimmerman (pictured here) credits Mitt Romney for offering a more ambitious education agenda than President Obama. The Republican’s voucher plan, which would let students use government funding to attend  either private schools or public schools in other districts, “would take on the true sacred cow in[Read More…]

Romney to NAACP: Expanded school choice will help black students

Beyond the boos for his vow to undo President Obama’s health care overhaul, Republican president Mitt Romney stressed school choice in his speech to the NAACP today, talking up charter schools and suggesting Obama’s ties to teachers unions hampered his efforts to help disadvantaged kids. “If equal opportunity in America were an[Read More…]

Choice nuggets: Islamophobia, a Jeb Bush endorsement and testing mania in Florida

Editor’s note: Today, we introduce a new feature (even if we’re not sure the name will last) – an occasional compilation of bite-sized nuggets about school choice and education reform that are worth noting but may not be worth a post by themselves. More anti-Muslim bigotry in school choice debates It’s nearly impossible[Read More…]

The daunting details of Romney’s school choice plan

Gov. Romney gave a speech last month to a Hispanic audience calling for more school choice for parents. He promised, if elected president, to provide all children from low-income families and all special needs children with choice in a broad range of public and (where legal) private schools. This is a promise[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Tax credit scholarships in N.C., Democratic feuds over school choice in California and more

North Carolina: The legislative push is on to start a statewide tax credit scholarship program. (Associated Press) Florida: A former state board of education chair defends the state’s decision to offer free tutoring services to low-income families. (Miami Herald) California: Expanded school choice is at the heart of an increasingly tense feud[Read More…]

Latino voters want to hear about education, school choice – HCREO president Julio Fuentes, podcastED

If President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney want to win over Latino voters, a new survey of five battleground states suggests they do two things: Talk up education. And emphasize school choice. More than voters in general, Latino voters are more likely to say education is a leading issue, just behind the economy and[Read More…]