Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign into law a bill that sets aside 33 percent of the enrollment at charter schools for children with parents assigned to federal military bases (Lake County Journal). New York: The successful True North Rochester Prep charter school group plans to expand to serve 2,600 students (Democrat and[Read More…]
Tag: Walton Foundation
Education profiteers? These folks?
It’s true: ALEC likes school choice. Walton likes school choice. Jeb Bush likes school choice. Some of the folks who like school choice even say bad things about traditional public schools and teachers unions. But this is true too: President Barack Obama is a fan of charter schools. Former President[Read More…]
Choice groups, unite! Florida alliance brings school choice sectors together
In 2010, Doug Tuthill took a look around and realized he was living in a new era. “Florida had this rapidly expanding portfolio of school choice options,” said Tuthill, the president of Step Up For Students, which administers the state’s tax credit scholarship program. “Yet there was little dialogue among[Read More…]
redefinED roundup: charter schools in Maine, parent trigger in California & more
New Hampshire: The ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State file suit against the state’s new tax credit scholarship program (New Hampshire Public Radio). More from Associated Press. Maine: State Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen points to problems in the process after the state charter school commission rejects[Read More…]