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  1. Walker plans to keep K-12 funding 'largely intact'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Star Tribune

    Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he plans to keep funding for Wisconsin's public schools "largely intact" in the state budget he will release next week, even if he's proposing cutting $300 million in funding for the University of Wisconsin System. Walker has released some of the budget details, including the 13 percent cut to UW.


  2. NCSL Has Your Answers on School ChoiceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | National Conference of State Legislatures

    Legislatures across the country are recognizing this week as National School Choice Week, recognizing the right of parents to select a school that best meets the needs of their child. School choice encompasses a wide range of state policies including public forms of choice like charter schools, magnet schools and open enrollment as well as private choice programs like school vouchers and scholarship tax credits.


  3. Behind the Sloganeering of School Choice WeekRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Heartland Institute

    ... OPINION: A new national poll conducted by a Democratic polling firm finds 63 percent of Americans support school vouchers . FLORIDA: As online schooling expands around the country , parents are choosing it for more than difficult students or ...


  4. Rally lauds school choice successRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago |

    ... can be no higher than $4,800 per K-8 student. Supporters want that voucher limit to be the same as high school vouchers that max out at 90 percent of the student's home-district per-pupil funding. For example, in Fort Wayne Community Schools where ...


  5. Controversial school voucher plan back in front of lawmakersRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | District Administration

    The Lieutenant Governor of Texas said he is putting his shoulder-weight behind giving parents more power to choose where their kids go to school. Dan Patrick told KXAN's media partner, The Texas Tribune, he will continue pushing a controversial voucher plan that was shot down last session.


  6. Indiana home to country's largest school voucher programRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    Nearly 30,000 students in Indiana are enrolled in the School Choice Program . Under it, they can use vouchers to pay for non-public school tuition.


  7. Florida School Voucher Expansion Yielding ResultsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    The fifth annual National School Choice Week has started. Running from Jan. 25-31, it is a time for parents to come together and network to explore educational options for their children.


  8. Teachers' union member inadvertently makes the case for school choiceRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    ... that by increasing opportunities for school choice. The NEA opposes many forms of school choice, including school vouchers, portable funding, and virtual learning. To their credit, the NEA appears to be tolerant of some charter schools (although ...


  9. N.Y. teachers bash Gov. Cuomo: Your reform plans are a extremely damagingaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... that were at odds with researchers, teachers and others over how to evaluate educators. (His embrace of school vouchers was also at odds with the position of the Obama administration and most other Democrats.) Cuomo said he wants to: *Boost overall ...


  10. EDITORIAL: Dan Patrick's power play weakens Texas SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... it to be - a one-way funnel to ram through Patrick's hard-right agenda. Some of Patrick's pet projects - school vouchers, for example - are opposed by most members of the House and Senate. His push for massive tax cuts is also likely to be trimmed ...


  11. Senate caucus agenda outlined; Education, health care priorities for HispanicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | El Paso Times

    ... take, perform accurate dropout counts, maintain the cap on the number of Texas charter schools and reject school vouchers. - Health care: Make government-subsidized health insurance available to those who earn too much to get Medicaid, but not ...


  12. New Utah House speaker climbed from humble Pittsburgh startRead the original story

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    ... allegations that he promised $50,000 in campaign money to a lawmaker in exchange for changing her vote on school vouchers. The House Ethics Committee ultimately voted not to take action against him, though members did write a critical letter calling ...


  13. New Year, Same Mission: National School Choice Week is Here | Daniel DohertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Townhall

    ... chool choice in places like Georgia and other states, and the late great Milton Friedman making the case for school vouchers some years ago. Enjoy:


  14. School Choice Works: The Latest EvidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Independent Women's Forum

    While President Obama insists that making college "free" will help disadvantaged students, a new study underscores that educational freedom is what matters most. vouchers may have a long-term positive impact on college graduation rates.


  15. Law firms that contributed to AG Kathleen Kane in line for $millions in fees, report: Monday Morning CoffeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 |

    ... Main Rotunda: Former Philadelphia Eagle Ricky Watters, Reps. Turzai and Wheatley with the Reach Coalition on school vouchers for "school choice week" 11:30 a.m., 8E-B East Wing: State Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh , picks up a gong from the PA ...


  16. Illustration on school choice by Greg Groesch/The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Washington Times

    Sunday marked the start of National School Choice Week, an annual celebration of education reforms that give parents the power to pick the schools, public or private, that are best for their children. There's much to celebrate: There are more than 50 such school choice programs - including school vouchers and tax-credit scholarship programs - in 25 states serving more than 300,000 children.


  17. Vouchers rally to push for increase in fundingRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Journal Gazette

    With the largest taxpayer-funded school voucher program in the country, supporters will rally Tuesday at IPFW to celebrate its success during National School Choice Week.


  18. Bonsteel & Sand: The importance of school vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | The Orange County Register

    Those in favor of preserving the education status quo at any cost - the teachers unions, legislators backed by those unions, educrats, et al - would have us believe that families using some public funding to send their children to a private school is a plot by greedy corporations to privatize education for the purposes of getting rich. In fact, study after study has shown that the people who really benefit from this kind of school choice are low-income minority students.


  19. FEIGENBAUM: Lawmakers weighing overwhelming stack of billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Indianapolis Business News

    ... formula; some decried the impact of the funding formula on their local school districts, but didn't discuss school vouchers; others pointed to how vouchers were affecting their public schools, but didn't talk about improved standards; some pushed ...


  20. A further adulteration of educationRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Journal Gazette

    Two important takeaways from news that Robert Behning, chairman of the Indiana House Education Committee, started an education consulting company last year: The Indianapolis Star reports that Behning, a driving force behind the school voucher law and other controversial education measures approved by the General Assembly, started Berkshire ... (more)