Legislation
Legislation
Florida Senate passes bill that would strip Disney of its self-rule status

(The Center Square) – The Florida Senate on Wednesday passed a measure that would strip Walt Disney Company of its self-governing status in the state. The Senate voted 23-16… Read More

April 21, 2022
Culture, Legislation
Independent Women’s Forum launches Education Freedom Center

Virginia “Ginny” Gentles (2nd from left), with other school choice advocates celebrating the new center (via Twitter). The respected Independent Women’s Forum has launched a… Read More

April 21, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
Yes, school choice works in rural areas

(reimaginED) – For school choice opponents across America who say school choice can’t work in rural areas, say hi to Hope Rural School! Hope Rural School is a PreK-5… Read More

April 21, 2022
Legislation
Special legislative session begins in Florida to strip Disney of its special governing status

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis called the Florida Legislature into a special session on Tuesday to amend a state statute to strip Walt Disney Company of its self-governing… Read More

April 20, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
Parents and education leaders rally at ‘ground zero’ of parental rights movement

Xi Van Fleet addresses the crowd at the Herzog Foundation rally in Loudoun County, Virginia. As someone born in Mao’s China, Xi Van Fleet was considered… Read More

April 20, 2022
Legislation
More Gov. Evers’ vetoes generate more criticism

(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers and conservative groups in Wisconsin are once again upset, but not surprised, at another wave of vetoes from Gov. Tony Evers. Evers on Friday… Read More

April 20, 2022
Legislation
DeWine, 16 other governors oppose federal charter school intervention

(The Center Square) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine joined 16 other governors in a letter calling on the Biden administration to remove a proposed rule limiting charter school creation. The… Read More

April 20, 2022
Legislation
‘Justice’ for parents: West Virginia Gov. signs bill enabling ‘microschools’ and ‘learning pods’ to thrive

In a win for school choice in West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law allowing “microschools” and “learning pods” to operate in the state without… Read More

April 20, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
Religious schools will be denied voucher participation in Vermont bill if they act like religious schools

In spite of growing support for school choice among parents nationwide, the Vermont Senate passed a school voucher bill last month that would prohibit sending public dollars to… Read More

April 19, 2022
Legislation
A parent’s story: An education savings account made all the difference for my son

(reimaginED) – When my child started kindergarten, I noticed he did some things differently from his classmates. He didn’t like to communicate with them, or with his teachers. He hid… Read More

April 19, 2022
Legislation
Pennsylvania can keep the education choice wave advancing

(reimaginED) – When I was growing up in Steelton, Pennsylvania, my assigned public school district was not able to accommodate my learning style. As a result of an eye condition,… Read More

April 18, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
No, school choice is not ‘dismantling’ public schools

Calls to increase the control that parents have over their child’s educational opportunities often garner strong reactions from both advocates and skeptics. One common refrain from those that fear the… Read More

April 15, 2022
Legislation
Op-Ed: Illinois proves investing in school choice lifts low-income families

Early on July 10, 2015, Jerry Valdivia Sr. was fighting flames to get to his wife and two children in their Chicago home. His wife died trying to shield… Read More

April 15, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Governor vetoes bill to fund Kentucky charter schools

(The Center Square) – Saying Kentucky public schools are underfunded, Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill that would have funded charter schools in the state for the first time since they… Read More

April 8, 2022
Legislation
Beshear vetoes CRT, transgender athlete bills

(The Center Square) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed two bills that affect public schools: one that would have prohibited teaching some critical race theory elements and another that would have… Read More

April 7, 2022
Legislation
Law that allows North Carolina towns to create charter schools in the clear after court decision

(The Center Square) – The North Carolina Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows towns in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District to operate their own… Read More

April 6, 2022
Legislation
Mississippi Gov. Reeves signs bill affecting how race can be taught in public schools

(The Center Square) – Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on March 14, 2022, signed a bill into law to prohibit teaching critical race theory in public schools. Senate Bill 2113… Read More

April 5, 2022
Legislation
Florida governor signs bill offering state K-12 scholarships to Florida law enforcement officers’ dependents

(reimaginED) – With uniformed sheriff’s deputies looking on, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed HB 3, a bill aimed at recruiting and retaining law enforcement officers with a… Read More

April 5, 2022
Legislation
Youngkin signs bills on education, health and transportation

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed nearly 50 bills over the weekend, addressing education, health, transportation, public safety and other policies. “We are here to provide solutions… Read More

April 5, 2022
Legislation
$55.2M school voucher program proposal passes Iowa Senate

(The Center Square) – Thousands of Iowa primary and secondary school students would become eligible for taxpayer-funded school vouchers for private schools if the Iowa House of Representatives approves a… Read More

April 4, 2022