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2 hrs ago | WMBF

NC Supreme Court rejects emergency voucher release

The N.C. Supreme Court has rejected a request for the emergency release of voucher funds during their appeal of a court decision that declared the program unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Education

9 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Texas District Judge Tells Wingnut 'Stink Tanker' He's 'Not A Credible Witness'

Joe "We're Not A Front Group" Bast, head of the wingnut Heartland Institute, will say anything at all to push his Koch-funded, ALEC-friendly deregulation agenda, and it's great to read this Texas judge so adeptly slamming his credibility: It's always good to see folks in responsible positions refuse to play games with far-right fanatics who ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas Government, Texas, Global Warming, Education, Liberal Political News

20 hrs ago | Jefferson Post Online Edition

Voucher scheme is not about helping low income children

After Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood understandably ruled last week that the sketchy unaccountable private school voucher scheme created by the 2013 General Assembly was unconstitutional, voucher supporters responded almost in unison with a single talking point, that somehow the judge had "trapped underprivileged children in failing schools."

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Hobgood, NC, Education, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Tax, Opinion

Sun Aug 31, 2014

National Review Online

John Fund: Anatomy of a GOP Disaster: Losing Pennsylvania

Then there is Governor Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania. The latest independent poll has him down a shocking 49 percent to 24 percent against Democrat Tom Wolf.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Tom Corbett, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Education

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Raw Story

Economic justice: How NC progressives are fighting back against the Tea Party

Editor's note: The Moral Mondays movement began as a grassroots response to North Carolina's rightward lurch after Republicans won complete control of the state's government for the first time since 1870.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Education

Sunshine State News

Weekly Roundup: The Inevitable Battle Begins

With the unofficial beginning of campaign season just around the corner, Florida voters headed to the polls this week to choose their nominees for governor and seats in the Legislature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida, Education, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Fri Aug 29, 2014

JD Journal

Florida Lawsuit Filed Over Private School Vouchers

Summary : A lawsuit has been filed in Florida alleging that a state funded voucher program, which provides scholarships to private schools, is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Education, US Governors, Rick Scott

The Daily Caller

Activists Target Florida School Choice Program

A Florida law using tax credits to enable families to attend private schools violates the separation of church and state, according to a new lawsuit.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Education, US News, Conservative Political News

Washington Times

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29

Florida's teachers union along with the NAACP and organizations representing school boards and school officials are suing over the state's largest private school voucher program.The lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to dismantle a program that serves more than 60,000 students, many of them from low income families.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida, Education, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Chron

Judge rules school finance system unconstitutional

A judge on Thursday again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 ruling that struck down the current mode of funding public education as inefficient and inadequate.

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Related Topix: Texas, Education Etc., Harris County, TX, Houston, TX, Education

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Florida education groups sue voucher program

The state's biggest teachers union and its school board association filed a lawsuit aimed at ending one of the nation's largest private school voucher programs on Thursday - two days after that legal threat helped sink Volusia County School Board member Diane Smith's re-election bid.

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Related Topix: Florida, Education, Volusia County, FL, Leon County, FL, Indian River County, FL, Deltona, FL

Star-Telegram.com

Stage is set for a fight on private school vouchers

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, defeated by state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston in his Republican primary bid for a fourth term, has handed his nemesis a nicely wrapped gift for the November general election campaign.

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Related Topix: Education, Electronics, Dewhurst, Texas

News 4 Jax

Teacher's union sues over school vouchers

The Florida Education Association is trying to drop the hammer on the state's tax credit scholarship program.

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Related Topix: Education, US Governors, Rick Scott

Institute for Southern Studies

Read the fiery ruling striking down NC school voucher program

Last week a North Carolina judge struck down a law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature that sought to award taxpayer-funded vouchers to low-income families that want to send their children to private schools.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Education, US News, Hobgood, NC

The Miami Herald

Florida teachers union, others sue voucher program

Saying it has reached a "tipping point," Florida's teacher union along with other groups filed a lawsuit Thursday aimed at ending one of the nation's largest private school voucher programs.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Education, Leon County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Accuracy In Academia

Common Core Defeats Pile Up

Common Core, as it is known to the American public, has seen significant setbacks in recent months as parents and teachers have staged an open revolt against the government-mandated education standards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Florida Government, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Education

The Miami Herald

Teachers union, school board association to challenge school voucher program

The statewide teachers union, school boards association and PTA will file a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of Florida's school voucher program.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Education, Merritt Island, FL

Sentinel School Zone

School vouchers: Teachers union, school boards to file lawsuit Thursday

Florida's teachers union, school board association and PTA will announce Thursday a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's largest school voucher program.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Education

The Robesonian

Vouchers not about helping poor kids

After Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood understandably ruled last week that the sketchy unaccountable private school voucher scheme created by the 2013 General Assembly was unconstitutional, voucher supporters responded almost in unison with a single talking point, that somehow the judge had "trapped underprivileged children in failing schools."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Healthcare Law, Law, Hobgood, NC, Education, Education Etc., Tax, Opinion

Politico

Jindal sues over Common Core

The move builds on legal action roiling in the Bayou State over the standards, and it isn't entirely surprising considering the rhetoric that 2016 presidential hopeful Jindal has used regarding the standards in recent months.

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Education, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

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