Tag: tax credit scholarships

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush responds to the filing of landmark education choice expansion legislation

Editor’s note: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, chairman and founder of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, issued the following statement in response to the filing of HB 1. The bill would significantly expand eligibility for education choice options to all K-12 students in Florida. “The right to a publicly funded[Read More…]

Word for Word: Florida House speaker explains how HB 1 will create opportunities to customize learning

Editor’s note: Last week, Florida House leaders announced the filing of HB 1, a landmark bill that would expand education choice and customization to all students in the state through the availability of education savings accounts. If passed, the bill would also allocate enough funding to aid all students currently waiting[Read More…]

We’re not the Florida they put on postcards, but school choice works for us, too

Editor’s note: This commentary from Republican Rep. Kaylee Tuck, who chairs the Florida House Subcommittee on Education Choice and Innovation, appeared Friday on foxnews.com For years, school choice opponents in states like Iowa and Texas have gotten away with spreading myths about school choice to scare people in rural areas.[Read More…]

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down controversial school choice measure

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on foxnews.com. A controversial school choice program that would have provided dollar-for-dollar tax credits to those donating money for nonpublic school tuition is unconstitutional, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The program, blocked by lower court proceedings for more than a year, could have[Read More…]

Right education environment leads to bright futures

MIAMI – Louise Janvier uses the word “environment” often when talking about education choice and how it can rescue a child. “Sometimes, when a kid is going to go through things in life, they have to be in the right environment in order to pull through,” she said. “Some of them don’t pull[Read More…]

CREATE Conservatory’s new home is a hole-in-one

    Once in a great while, the hook for an article — that is, the thing that caught the journalist’s eye in the first place — winds up being the least compelling aspect of the entire story. This does not mean that the hook in this case is any[Read More…]

Why school choice is needed more than ever in Kentucky

Editor’s note: This commentary appeared Thursday on courier-journal.com. Two major educational events took place over the past week. First, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the lawsuit seeking to block educational choice in Kentucky. And, the Kentucky Department of Education released standardized test scores for Kentucky public schools from spring 2022. As[Read More…]

Education scholarships support more Montana students

Editor’s note: This commentary from Montana Rep. Seth Berglee and Sue Vinto, Majority Leader and a member of the Montana House Education Committee, appeared Wednesday on flatheadbeacon.com. The start of the 2022-23 school year marks the dawn of new educational opportunities for students across Montana. The Tax Credits for Qualified[Read More…]