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  1. Jeb Bush's years as Florida governor shed light on presidential candidacyRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... and gun-rights legislation, privatizing state services, battling teachers' unions and expanding school vouchers. He personally inserted himself into the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case. He was a bilingual governor with a Hispanic wife who drew ...


  2. Your Turn: Dec. 22Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    One of our readers derides what she calls the carnival atmospher near Alamo Plaza, including the characters who try to lure passersby into Ripley's Haunted Adventures. Dan Patrick is once again making noises about issuing school vouchers for students to attend a school of their choice.


  3. Remembering George Love: a gentleman and scholar who fought racismRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    George Love changed countless students' lives through advice and scholarships and advocated for African Americans in Harrisburg for decades through his service on numerous boards and community organizations. The longtime educator and equal rights advocate took hard political stances, sending busloads of protesters to Washington, D.C., and opposing proposed school vouchers, yet always maintained his gentlemanly demeanor, friends say.


  4. Family tragedy didn't force Jennifer Shilling off political pathRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    ... she faces the prospect of being defeated at every turn. Right to work? Limits on abortion? Expansion of school vouchers? Whatever the Republicans decide they want, they can basically get with overwhelming majorities in the Legislature and a ...


  5. How I Put Away My Atari 2600 and Learned to Love School ChoiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    ... students in New York City in the mid-1980s, zoning was destiny. There were no charter schools. The idea of school vouchers seemed as elusive, and about as plausible, as a flux capacitor . The NYC Board of Education was the unchallenged overseer of ...


  6. Chris Christie 2016: 6 Hurdles Facing GOP Presidential HopefulRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | News Max

    ... angered many teachers and the teachers union because of his stance on tenure as well as his push for private school vouchers. 2. His strategy on boosting the economy included an attempt to prevent New Jersey's increase in the minimum wage. Christie ...


  7. Congressman seeks federal review of Wisconsin school voucher programRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Wisconsin Gazette

    ... Disabilities Act. A recent study by the Wisconsin State Journal showed the state has spent $139 million on school vouchers to private schools that were eventually disqualified from the program. Eleven schools participating in the program were ...


  8. ALEC's starring role in the 'Wrecking Crew'Read the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | Hays Daily News

    ... talking points, signaling how they should vote and collaborating on bills affecting hundreds of issues like school vouchers and tobacco taxes." Solid political advice: Follow the money. Like, "Who the hell's paying for what ... and why?" Sadly, ...


  9. Congressional probe of Wisconsin school voucher program soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | The Washington Post

    Some congressional legislators from Wisconsin are asking the Government Accountability Office - an independent federal agency that provides investigations and evaluations to Congress - to probe Wisconsin's school voucher program, raising questions about "alarming allegations of potentially discriminatory practices" against students with disabilities, as well as other issues.


  10. Some Schools Were Overpaid For VouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    A new study has uncovered a $4 million overpayment to more than a quarter of the private Indiana schools taking part in the school voucher program. The Indiana Non-Public Education Association says that out of the 300 private schools taking part in the program, 80 of them have been over paid.


  11. Pence Proposes Education Agenda to Expand School ChoiceRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Heartland Institute

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is proposing to expand school choice and education options beyond having the broadest school voucher program in the nation. In early December, Pence announced a new legislative agenda in which he will ask state lawmakers to lift the cap on the dollar amount for vouchers, raise the cap on the choice scholarship tax credit program, and add more funding for public charter schools.


  12. Jeb Bush is no moderate and he won't fight climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Grist Magazine

    This week, following months of slobbering coverage from mainstream and nominally liberal journalists, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he will "actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States." If anyone suggests that could be good news for the climate, don't buy it.


  13. Indiana voucher schools were overpaid nearly $4MRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Journal Gazette

    A new study has found that 80 private Indiana schools involved in the state's school voucher program were overpaid nearly $4 million and have returned that money to the state.


  14. How Bush Got Out of Step With the Right on EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Washington Monthly

    ... it that makes "school choice" inconsistent with Common Core? It mostly has to do with how you view private school vouchers. Just like his older brother, Jebbie promoted vouchers as a sort of emergency outlet for students in bad public schools, and ...


  15. For Public Schools, What to Watch in Next SessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 |

    ... to receive public money to attend private schools died with barely a whimper . Now, a skirmish over private school vouchers is brewing again, but it's unclear whether 2015 will see a different outcome. Two areas that may instead become the school ...


  16. Private schools return $3.9M for voucher miscalculationsRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Indianapolis Star

    ... to be using vouchers. Republican Gov. Mike Pence recently proposed lifting the $4,800 cap on elementary school vouchers, potentially allowing scholarships to be worth more money in some school districts. The program initially saved the state money ...


  17. Charles Harrington ElsterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KOA

    2. Stupid letter to the editor of the day about school vouchers. 3. Charles Harrington Elster, author of, "Word Workout: Building a Muscular Vocabulary in 10 Easy Steps"


  18. Will Common Core Doom Jeb Bush?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Daily Caller

    ... Florida, test scores rose significantly, and he was among the country's most aggressive supporters of both school vouchers and charter schools, both of which remain popular on the right. He took the lead in pushing for tougher school standards, ...


  19. Jeb Bush Fast FactsRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 |

    Other Facts: Second-oldest son of former President George H.W. Bush and younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Known for his Florida education reform: introducing a school voucher program, supporting charter schools, implementing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test , and banning using race as a factor in university admissions.


  20. Paul: Common Core will sink BushRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Hill

    Sen. Rand Paul is wasting no time going after Jeb Bush, his likely rival for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Just hours after Bush announced on Tuesday that he was " actively exploring " a presidential bid, Paul went on Fox News and predicted the former Florida governor's support for Common Core education reform would be a big problem for him in the Republican primaries.