Kids deserve a top-notch education tailored to their needs. That’s why the Goldwater Institute helped make Arizona the leading state for education choice. In 2010, five Goldwater reforms became law, including education accounts for special-needs students, a school-performance rating system, ending of social promotion, expansion of charter schools, and new certification requirements so that experts in math, science, and other areas can teach their subjects without a teaching certificate from a college of education.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FLORIDA FAMILIES FACE TEACHERS UNION IN COURT OVER POPULAR SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMPosted on September 24, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Lawyers will face off this afternoon in Leon County Circuit Court in Tallahassee to determine the fate of Florida’s Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts, which allow severely disabled schoolchildren who leave public schools to use their state funds for a wide array of educational purposes.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APPEAL OF LOUISIANA VOUCHER CASE HAS NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE RAMIFICATIONSPosted on August 27, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Several Louisiana voucher families and the Black Alliance for Educational Options asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today to dismiss a stifling attack on the popular school choice program from the Department of Justice, which has based their assault on a 40-year-old desegregation order.
MEDIA ADVISORY: WITH 5th CIRCUIT RULING, FEDERAL ASSAULT ON LOUISIANA VOUCHERS CONTIUNES; FAMILIES VOW TO STAY THE COURSEPosted on August 04, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Scholarship families and the Black Alliance for Educational Options were denied their motion to dismiss the US Justice Department’s attack on their popular education program by federal Judge Ivan Lemelle, who issued his decision today. The Goldwater Institute, who is representing the families and BAEO, will swiftly appeal the ruling to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Florida's Personal Learning Scholarship AccountsPosted on July 31, 2014 | Type: Multimedia
The Personal Learning Scholarship Account Program (PLSA) was established in 2014 to provide parents the option to better meet the individual needs of their eligible children. Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts are administered by eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations (SFO). Parents of eligible children may use the accounts to purchase approved goods or services, as well as provide for prepaid college plans.
NPR: Families With Disabled Kids Fire Back Against Teacher's Union Lawsuit Over New ProgramPosted on July 31, 2014 | Type: Multimedia
Six Florida families with disabled children want to block a lawsuit challenging the state’s newest voucher program. They say a move by the state teacher’s union to invalidate a broader bill on educational choice options, is bad policy.