Merrilee Gasser

Merrilee Gasser is a contributor for The Center Square.

Oklahoma enacts universal school choice

(The Center Square) โ€“ Gov. Kevin Stitt signed private and homeschool tax credits Thursday that was praised by some and called a “voucher scheme” by others. “School choice shouldn’t be… Read More

May 26, 2023
Public Education
North Dakota preschool enrollment drops even as state spending increased

(The Center Square) – Preschool enrollment dropped from 12% to 3% in North Dakota last year while state spending per child increased, a new report found. The National Institute for… Read More

May 23, 2023
Burgum’s veto denies parents educational choices, group says

(The Center Square) โ€“ Advocates for a school choice bill the governor shot down say North Dakota parents are left lacking educational choices for their children. House Bill… Read More

April 27, 2023
North Dakota lawmakers poised to approve school choice bill

(The Center Square) โ€“ A bill in North Dakota that would aid parents in funding a private school education is one step away from full legislative approval. After… Read More

April 13, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Bill would create new Oklahoma Charter School Board

(The Center Square) โ€“ The authority to sponsor statewide virtual charter schools in Oklahoma would be in the hands of a new nine-member board under a bill that advanced… Read More

April 12, 2023