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The Jackson Sun
Our View: Vouchers not the answer to public school woes
The same debate last year ended up with "No Vouchers." We favor the "Little Voucher" approach put forth by Gov. Bill Haslam.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
The Miami Herald
Private gain, public drain
Florida's legislative leaders are eager to amp up the state's school-voucher program, which gives tax credits to businesses that fund disadvantaged children's scholarships to private schools.
Vouchers give tax revenues to churches
If our Tennessee legislature really wishes to preserve traditional values, it will not betray the religious liberty we gained from the forward-thinking of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson more than 200 years ago.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
The Las Vegas Sun
Did School District get its $100 million worth from for-profit company?
When Edison came to town in 2001, the for-profit education management company promised to deliver dramatic improvements in test scores among Las Vegas' lowest-performing students.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Why Obama is quickly losing support of blacks
I had the opportunity to meet the 41st president, George H. W. Bush, and the Bush family in 1992 when I was asked to be one of the co-chairs of his re-election campaign for the state of Colorado.
Don't suggest to Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson that public education has anything in common with welfare.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Common Core could monopolize 2014 session; vouchers, charters, tenure also on tap
Common Core will dominate the K-12 education debate during the 2014 legislative session, with school vouchers, charter schools and teacher tenure also playing a prominent role.
The Washington Post
Justice Department hits Jindal for George Wallace/Holder comparison
Two speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week likened Attorney General Eric Holder to segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace.
Ralph Reed, Bobby Jindal compare Obama administration to George Wallace and segregation
It takes a special kind of stupid to invite Ralph Reed, that Ralph Reed, the Ralph Reed of the Abramoff scandal, to your conference to talk to you about the latest thing he's pitching.
School funding formula for 2014-15 delayed again
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met in Baton Rouge on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bobby Jindal at CPAC: We have long said this president is a smart...
Bobby Jindal at CPAC: We have long said this president is a smart man. It may be time to revisit that assumption.
Jindal: Obama worse than Carter
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal slammed President Barack Obama in a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, saying Obama has proven him wrong that Jimmy Carter was the "worst president" of his lifetime.
News 4 Jax
Voucher bill passes on party-line vote
A sweeping overhaul of the state's de facto school-voucher system was approved Thursday by a House subcommittee on a party-line vote, a sign of the friction the proposal could cause as it moves through the Legislature.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Florida May Allow Expansion Of Private School Vouchers
If an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.
GOP candidate: Brown oversaw middle-class downfall
In some of his most aggressive remarks to date about the Democratic incumbent, Kashkari said Brown's political legacy is "the destruction of the middle class of California."
WINK-TV Fort Myers
Fla. could increase private school vouchers
A substantial expansion of one of Florida's private school voucher programs is advancing in the state Legislature.
The Washington Post
North Carolina judge strikes down vouchers
On February 17 , a North Carolina state trial judge, Robert Hobgood , struck down North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarships program as violating the North Carolina Constitution .
Taking New York's school fight national
What a moment New York is in over charter schools. Mayor de Blasio has managed to illuminate the heroism of Eva Moskowitz and the families of her Success Academy.
The Miami Herald
Big money, powerful lobbying groups push school voucher proposal
John Kirtley's Florida Federation for Children has raised more than $2.3 million since 2010, spending most of it on political advertising and direct mail to help favored candidates.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Lawyer: Board members in compliance with ethics law
After two members of the public challenged the ethics of two East Aurora School Board members, the district's lawyers say their analysis shows neither board member acted out of compliance with state ethics law.