Legislation
Legislation
Nearly 7 out of 10 parents now support school choice

National School Choice Week (NSCW) began yesterday, and recent survey findings released by the non-profit revealed that school choice is trending up among… Read More

January 24, 2022
Legislation
Lawmaker proposes school choice for Pennsylvania students in poor-performing districts

(Victor Skinner | The Center Square) – A Pennsylvania state senator is proposing a new school-choice program for students who live in the commonwealth’s poorest-performing public school districts. Sen. Judy Ward,… Read More

January 24, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
After backlash, Michigan Democratic Party deletes Facebook post that criticized parents, went against Mich. law

On Saturday the Michigan Democratic Party posted on its official Facebook page, criticizing parents who want a say in the education of their children. After the post went… Read More

January 21, 2022
Legislation
Gov. Cooper recognizes School Choice Week in about-face, joins majority of North Carolinians

(Nyamekye Daniel | The Center Square ) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a proclamation recognizing North Carolina School Choice Week next week, according to National School Choice Week… Read More

January 21, 2022
Legislation
School Choice Week celebrates freedom to choose the best education for your child

If you love your school (or better yet, the freedom to choose the best education for your child), this January provides the perfect time to share that with… Read More

January 20, 2022
Legislation
Learning pods for underserved students earns South Carolina group national recognition

(Lisa Buie | reimaginED) – As the pandemic gripped the nation in the spring of 2020, American schools shut down and sent students home to finish the semester through online… Read More

January 20, 2022
Legislation
Why we can hope for a better K-12 world in 2022

(Jonathan Butcher | remaginED) –  Federal officials are trying to appear analytical. Facing dismal student outcomes and lower enrollment at assigned schools in the wake of—and, in some places,… Read More

January 19, 2022
Legislation
Analysis shows education vouchers saved Georgia taxpayers money

(Nyamekye Daniel | The Center Square) – Georgia’s school choice programs saved taxpayers at least $605 million in fiscal year 2018, an updated analysis by EdChoice found. EdChoice… Read More

January 18, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Record-breaking fundraising highlights importance of parents in 2022 elections

With the primary election still five months away, a Republican candidate for South Carolina Superintendent of Education is already smashing fundraising records. In the first six weeks of… Read More

January 14, 2022
Legislation
WATCH: Nebraska senator roasts colleagues for hypocrisy over school choice

The school choice debate in Nebraska remained contentious for the fifth straight year as lawmakers approached voting on LB364, a bill that would… Read More

January 14, 2022
Legislation
As more schools start 2022 with remote learning, advocates say 2021 was ‘historic year’ for choice

(Bethany Blankley | The Center Square) – As school districts across the U.S. start 2022 in remote-learning settings or are considering doing so because of a rise in COVID-19 cases,… Read More

January 12, 2022
Legislation
Corey DeAngelis on School Choice: ‘We’re just getting started’

Longtime education choice advocate Corey DeAngelis, national director of research at the American Federation for Children and executive director at the Educational Freedom Institute, continued to champion the… Read More

January 11, 2022
Legislation
New Hampshire bill would create opt-in version of education freedom account

(reimaginED) – For decades, “public education funding” has carried a simple connotation: money, raised by state and local taxpayers, going to local public schools. But Rep. Kevin Verville sees that… Read More

January 6, 2022
Legislation
School districts sue to stop Ohio school vouchers

(J.D. Davidson | The Center Square) – A coalition of about 100 Ohio public school districts filed a lawsuit Tuesday, challenging the state’s growing private school voucher program. The group, Vouchers… Read More

January 4, 2022
Legislation
Religious freedom proponents push back on Build Back Better Act childcare language

In late October President Joe Biden announced the framework for his “Build Back Better” legislation, which would cost taxpayers close to $5 trillion over the next decade. The… Read More

December 15, 2021
Legislation
Conservative justices scoff at Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from tuition-assistance program

Michael Bindas argues on behalf of parents who want to send their children to religious schools. (Art Lien) The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a challenge… Read More

December 9, 2021
Legislation
US Supreme Court hears arguments in case of public funding for Christian education

A Supreme Court case centered around the use of taxpayer funding for private Christian schools is being heard this week. Today the Court will hear oral arguments in… Read More

December 8, 2021
Legislation, Public Education
Kansas City Public Schools scramble, surpassed by charter schools in enrollment

In a stunning shift, the number of K-12 students enrolled in Kansas City charter schools has surpassed enrollment in public schools. This means more than half of the… Read More

December 3, 2021
Legislation
Tennessee Governor Calls for Review of State’s “Outdated” Funding Formula

The Tennessee governor and the state’s commissioner of education announced a review of Tennessee’s educational funding formula last month, after years of debate and complaints about the complexity… Read More

November 20, 2021
Legislation
Hawley introduces Parents’ Bill of Rights to protect parental involvement in schools

This week, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced The Parents’ Bill of Rights Act, which if passed, will codify parental rights into federal law. Read More

November 17, 2021