Jason Bedrick, Author at EdChoice
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Feb 12

Breaking Down New Hampshire’s ESA Bill, the Research and Public Opinion

Last year, New Hampshire legislators introduced a bill to create Education Freedom Savings Accounts. The New Hampshire Senate passed a version of SB 193 that...
Jul 25

Profiting from Educational Choice?

This article was originally published on Education Next. Last year, more than 250,000 students in 17 states used tax-credit scholarships to attend schools their families chose....
Jun 29

North Carolina Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of New ESA for Students with Special Needs

The North Carolina legislature overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto to enact Senate Bill 257, a budget bill that includes additional funding for the state’s...
Mar 24

Expanding Educational Opportunity in the Granite State

Note: This post originally appeared on the School Choice New Hampshire blog. New Hampshire lawmakers are currently considering legislation to create an education savings...
Feb 12

Friday Freakout Mailbag: Tennessee Edition

Lawmakers in Tennessee are currently considering legislation to create a modest school voucher program. Students from low-income families assigned to the “lowest-performing” district schools...
Dec 04

Four Reasons for Preserving the Autonomy of SGOs

Like any law, design matters. The Georgia legislature may soon consider a newly proposed regulation that, if passed, would diminish the autonomy of K–12...
Oct 30

Friday Freakout: Do Low-Income Kids Really Benefit from School Choice in South Carolina?

In an article on South Carolina’s education spending in The Post and Courier this week, Brian Hicks took a swipe at the state’s tax-credit...
Jul 17

Friday Freakout: Does School Choice Increase Inequality?

When Nevada enacted the nation’s first nearly universal education savings accounts (ESAs), education reformers celebrated. ESAs empower families to tailor their children’s education to...
Jun 01

Breaking Down “Earning Full Credit”

Indiana is a national leader in school choice. Hoosier policymakers deserve credit for adopting innovative policies that help families enroll their children in the...
Jan 16

Friday Freakout: School Choice Passes the Rotary Four-Way Test

Surprisingly, three Texas politicos recently argued that school choice policies fail all four aspects of the Rotary test. Instead, former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill...
Oct 03

Friday Freakout: School Choice? But What About Transportation?

It’s rare to see truly novel arguments against school choice, so I’ve got to give Canadian journalist Jeremy Klaszus credit for creativity this week...
Aug 28

Live Free and Learn: New Hampshire Supreme Court Upholds School Choice

Low- and middle-income children in New Hampshire will now be able to use tax-credit scholarships at any school they choose, whether secular or religious....
Apr 23

The New Hampshire Education Tax Credit Lawsuit Simplified

When educational choice wins in the halls of state legislatures and the court of public opinion, opponents often turn to the courts of law....
Mar 14

Miami Herald Misses Key Facts and Context in School Choice Takedown

Earlier this week, the Miami Herald editorialized against the proposed expansion of the highly popular Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The law allows businesses to...

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