Tag: teachers unions and vouchers

School choice in sync with Democratic values, but not Democratic leadership

Vouchers and tax credit scholarships are in line with Democratic Party support for social justice and equal opportunity, says Florida state Rep. John Patrick Julien, D-North Miami. And yet, he says, Democratic lawmakers in Florida who support those options risk getting “whipped” by party leaders who don’t. He says he’s a perfect[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Voucher possibilities in Tennessee, voucher phantoms in Florida and more

Tennessee: A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam leaves no doubt that a private school voucher program is under serious consideration (Memphis Commercial Appeal). More here and here. Florida: Teachers unions, school boards and media outlets are distorting the aim of a proposed constitutional amendment, claiming it’s about private school vouchers (redefinED). A charter[Read More…]

KKK vouchers? Ethnic cleansing? All sides in education debate need a breather

Sad but true: The other day, one of Louisiana’s statewide teachers unions tweeted that the Black Alliance for Educational Options, the stand-up school choice group, supports “KKK vouchers.” It subsequently tweeted, “Tell everyone you know.” (Details here.) Even sadder but true: This wasn’t an isolated event. In recent months, critics[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: voucher schools threatened in Louisiana, Andre Agassi helps a Milwaukee charter school and more

Louisiana: State education officials set accountability rules for private schools participating in the state’s new voucher program (Reuters). More from the New Orleans Times Picayune. The state deems a troubled private school ineligible to receive vouchers (Alexandria Town Talk). Meanwhile, a law firm representing a state teachers union sends letters to participating[Read More…]