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>

 

Case Description

As part of its efforts to boost educational opportunities for disadvantaged children, last year Louisiana enacted the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program. The statewide program provides tuition vouchers to children from families with incomes below 250% of the poverty line whose children otherwise would attend public schools that the state has graded C, D or F.  This year, roughly 8,000 children are using vouchers to attend private schools. Among those, 91% are minority and 86% would have attended public schools with D or F grades. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TRADITIONAL SCHOOL “SYSTEM” CAN’T MEET CHILDREN’S UNIQUE NEEDS

Future Model Must Embrace Technology in Education

 

The combination of emerging technology and academic underachievement means our style of educating American children needs a makeover, according to a Goldwater Institute policy report released this week.

 

 

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LOUISIANA VOUCHER COURT HEARING BARS SCHOLARSHIP FAMILIES FROM PARTICIPATING

 

(From USA Today)

Contact: Charles Siler

(602) 633-8960

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LAWMAKERS, GOLDWATER INSTITUTE WILL WORK TO EXPAND EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS IN 2014

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.
 

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