Education Reform

Too often, the traditional public-school model fails students and teachers. Charter schools, scholarship tax credits, and merit pay are giving students a better education and teachers a better career.

<p>Too often, the traditional public-school model fails students and teachers. Charter schools, scholarship tax credits, and merit pay are giving students a better education and teachers a better career. </p>

(From USA Today)

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More than Ninety Percent of Families Report High Satisfaction with the Program

 

Tim and Lynn McMurray are not afraid of a challenge. And they don’t want their adopted children, Alicia, Uriah, and Valerie, to be afraid either. The McMurrays adopted the three children shortly after the kids were born. Tim and Lynn recognized each child had unique needs due to their biological parents’ substance abuse and neglect.
  
by Jonathan Butcher, Education Analyst, Goldwater Institute
 
Jen enrolled her son, Maxwell, in a charter school because she knew a traditional public school classroom was not a good fit for his learning style or his personality. Maxwell excelled in certain subjects but struggled in other areas, and she found a charter school that grouped students in the same class by their ability level.
 

This year, 20 Arizona school districts gained access to millions of dollars more in state taxpayer funds than their usual education appropriation—most in a matter of a couple of months—by opening 59 charter schools. 

Contact: Charles Siler

Contact: Charles Siler

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DOJ 'REVIEW’ ACTION COULD REGULATE LOUISIANA VOUCHER PROGRAM OUT OF EXISTENCE

LOUISIANA FAMILIES TO APPEAL TO COURT THURSDAY, WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE

 

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DESPITE FEDERAL RETREAT, LOUISIANA VOUCHER PROGRAM REMAINS IN PERIL IN FRIDAY COURT BATTLE

 

Federal district court Judge Ivan Lemelle will hear arguments tomorrow over whether the Louisiana school voucher program, which serves thousands of low-income schoolchildren, should be made subject to a 40-year-old desegregation lawsuit.

 

 

(From Real Clear Policy)

Executive Summary:

Kimber Cartwright was optimistic when her son’s teacher said he would be moved to a different classroom. Doctors had diagnosed Kimber’s son, David, with multiple special needs, including cerebral palsy, sensory integration dysfunction, and microcephaly (a neurological condition), so Kimber knew David could benefit from more individual attention. Weeks went by and still David was not moved, which frustrated Kimber. “My son was being completely left behind with no attention whatsoever,” Kimber says.

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