Tax Reform Shouldn’t Punish Donations to School-Choice Scholarship Programs
As some supporters of school choice are pushing for a federal tax-credit scholarship program, opponents are proposing legislation in Congress that would impair similar programs already operating in 17 states. These programs allow individual and/or corporate donors to claim a ...
In Alabama, a Victory for School Choice
The Left’s war against parental choice in education suffered a major setback on Monday, when the Alabama supreme court ruled that the state’s school-choice law is constitutional.
In 2013, Governor Robert Bentley (R.) signed the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA), ...
Yes, Private Schools Beat Public Schools
How can researchers publish a book concluding that government schools are outperforming private schools despite all the evidence to the contrary? By ignoring all the evidence to the contrary, of course.
Writing at Education Next, Patrick Wolf casts a gimlet ...
Surprise: In Indiana, Parental Choice Increases Parental Satisfaction
Sometimes a study’s findings are so obvious that it’s almost embarrassing to report them. Drivers react slower when distracted, prolonged sitting increases fat, and yes, parents prefer choosing their children’s school to having the government choose for ...
A bank would never grant a loan to a business that failed to disclose its overhead. So why do taxpayers and state legislators consistently vote to increase spending on public schools without knowing their full cost?
A new report from ...
Obama’s War on School Choice
It’s National School Choice Week, which means hundreds of thousands of parents, students, teachers, and Americans of all kinds are attending more than 16,000 events nationwide celebrating policies that give children greater educational opportunity. Unsurprisingly, none of the more than 230 ...
The Left’s Legal War on Children
Nearly 60 years after Milton Friedman proposed a system of universal school choice in his seminal essay “The Role of Government in Education,” his vision is more popular than ever — and opponents of school choice are taking every measure to fight ...
Mississippi Legislature Adopts Innovative Education-Choice Program
While snow shut down much of the federal government on Thursday, the Mississippi legislature was busy expanding educational opportunities for children with special needs.
Both the Magnolia State’s house and senate adopted slightly different versions of the Equal Opportunity ...
The Common Coring of Private Schools
Should private schools be primarily accountable to parents or to government bureaucrats?
That’s the central question the Thomas B. Fordham Institute seeks to answer in the report it released Tuesday. The institute proposes that state governments should require private ...