Tag: school vouchers

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…]

Poll shows families support DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

Sixty-six percent of voters support reauthorization of one of the founding programs of the school choice movement according to a new poll released by a Maryland-based custom research firm. Beck Research reports that when respondents were asked Feb. 23-27 via wireless or landline phones or text-to-web, “Based on what you[Read More…]

Alabama Senate approves increased tax credit for educational scholarships

Editor’s note: This article appeared this morning in the daily newsletter of the Energy Institute of Alabama. Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook, led legislation passed yesterday by the Alabama State Senate amending the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 to increase the income tax credit claimed by an Alabama taxpayer. “Since the Accountability[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…]

Nebraska’s Opportunity Scholarship issue gains new life

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on Nebraska’s 3newsnow.com. You can listen to a podcast of Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill interviewing Nebraska Sen. Lou Ann Linehan here. An issue thought to be dead for the 2022 session — providing state tax credits for donations to private school[Read More…]

After losing scholarship, Chicago family sold car to keep children in private school

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on illinoispolicy.org. Manuel Rodriguez’ advertising business lost income during the pandemic, so his family had to cut back. They refused to give up their children’s private education, and it cost them a car. “In 2020, unfortunately, we didn’t receive Invest In Kids scholarships for[Read More…]

Reverse the effects of education redlining, unleash student potential

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jonathan Butcher, Will Skillman fellow in education policy at The Heritage Foundation and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Wednesday in the Washington Times. A wide performance gap between white students and black students has persisted in D.C. public schools for generations. Lawmakers can help close[Read More…]

In memory of a champion of school choice for lower-income parents

Stephen Dwight Sugarman died the day after Christmas, interrupting almost 60 years of our friendship and collaboration on this planet. His unique character, personality, and family life I will save for another occasion. Here, I will briefly remember his impact on school choice, law school – and myself. We met[Read More…]