Tag: school voucher

Florida scholarship program has only enriched its students

As Alabama introduces a scholarship program that empowers low-income parents to choose a school that best fits their children’s needs, the apprehension of traditionalists in public education is understandable. But allow me to rebut a false accusation launched at your neighbor to the south: no one who administers Florida’s scholarship for underprivileged children is profiting from it.

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…]

Testing makes McKay Scholarships accountable to parents

by Allison Hertog In Robyn Rennick’s post on Florida’s McKay Scholarships for Students With Disabilities last week, she argued that standardized testing measures are “inappropriate,” even “cruel,” for disabled children due to their diverse levels of achievement and in some cases immeasurable levels of progress. But this assumes that standardized testing is a “one size[Read More…]