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Jun 27

Janus v. AFSCME: Why This Case Is Important to Teachers and Education Reformers

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that it is unconstitutional for a state or public-sector union to force non-consenting employees to pay...
Dec 05

A Frank Description of What Really Happened with Douglas County, Colorado’s School Voucher Program

Hundreds of children in Douglas County, Colorado, lost something precious: the opportunity to attend a school where they could learn to their fullest potential....
Sep 07

BRIEF: School Choice in the States August 2016

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION   Nevada – Michael Chartier @mchart1 It has been more than a month since the Nevada Supreme Court heard arguments in the...
Aug 02

BRIEF: School Choice in the States July 2016

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Arkansas – Brittany Corona @BrittanyLCorona Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the state’s 2016–17 budget in June, which included funding for the Succeed Scholarship Program...
Jul 27

Nevada ESA Litigation: What You Need to Know

Nevada created an education model for the nation in 2015 when it passed into law an education savings account (ESA) program under which more...
May 31

BRIEF: School Choice in the States May 2016

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Arizona – Michael Chartier @mchart1 The Arizona legislature expanded the states education savings account (ESA) program by making children who are legally blind and/or deaf or...
May 04

BRIEF: School Choice in the States April 2016

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Georgia – Brittany Corona @BrittanyLCorona HB 243 was recommitted to be heard in the Georgia House Ways and Means on April...
Apr 05

BRIEF: School Choice in the States March 2016

Arizona – Michael Chartier @mchart1 The House Appropriations Committee amended SB 1279, formerly a bill for a phase-in universal education savings account (ESA) program,...
Mar 10

BRIEF: School Choice in the States February 2016

Arizona – Michael Chartier @mchart1 In a 17–13 vote, the Arizona Senate passed SB 1279, a bill that would expand the state’s education savings...
Feb 03

BRIEF: School Choice in the States January 2016

National The Friedman Foundation joined with students, parents, educators, and advocates across the United States in celebrating National School Choice Week. As part of...
Jan 06

BRIEF: School Choice in the States December 2015

Minnesota – Brittany Corona @BrittanyLCorona The Friedman Foundation hosted an educational summit for about 40 Minnesota legislators in Chicago in early December. The summit...
Dec 08

BRIEF: School Choice in the States November 2015

National Leslie Hiner participated as a panelist in American Enterprise Institute’s event, “With all deliberate speed: Brown v. Board of Education II 60 years...
Nov 10

BRIEF: School Choice in the States October 2015

National The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice released a new report, The Integration Anomaly: Comparing the Effects of K–12 Education Delivery Models on Segregation...
Oct 07

BRIEF: School Choice in the States September 2015

Colorado – Brittany Corona @BrittanyLCorona Douglas County, Colorado was awarded an extension on September 24 to seek the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of the...
Sep 01

BRIEF: School Choice in the States August 2015

National Education Next released its ninth annual survey on K–12 education, “The 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Public thinking on testing, opt out,...
Aug 27

Educational Choice for Nevada Public School Students Threatened By Lawsuit

Public school parents in Nevada are actively seeking ways to provide a better education for their children, as evidenced by the more than 2,800...
Aug 06

BRIEF: School Choice in the States July 2015

National The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice launched its new look and a new and improved website on July 31 to celebrate Friedman Legacy...
Jul 07

BRIEF: School Choice in the States June 2015

National The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice released its annual national survey of Americans on K–12 education issues including school choice, Common Core State...
Jun 29

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Douglas County Vouchers Unconstitutional

Today the Colorado Supreme Court delivered a disappointing decision for hundreds of Douglas County students by ruling the first locally established school choice program...
Jun 03

BRIEF: School Choice in the States May 2015

Delaware – Doran Moreland @Dmoreland9 An education savings account (ESA) bill for students with special needs will soon be introduced in Delaware. The bill...
May 06

BRIEF: School Choice in the States April 2015

Arkansas – Brittany Corona @BrittanyLCorona On April 8, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Arkansas’ first school choice program into law, making it the 25th state (plus...
Apr 22

Explaining Tennessee’s ESA Bill

We are excited to soon welcome Tennessee to the school choice family. Tennessee is on the verge of joining Arkansas and Nevada, two of...
Apr 01

BRIEF: School Choice in the States March 2015

Alabama – Leslie Hiner @LeslieHiner The Alabama Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Alabama Accountability Act on March 2. Alabama’s tax-credit scholarship and...
Mar 31

Breaking Down Arkansas’s School Voucher Bill

The Arkansas legislature has passed House Bill 1552, a school voucher for children with disabilities and the state’s first school choice program. Arkansas’s school...
Mar 26

Mississippi’s ESA Bill Breakdown

As the first national private school choice organization to work with parents and advocates in Mississippi, beginning several years ago, we are excited to...
Mar 04

BRIEF: School Choice in the States February 2015

Arizona – Leslie Hiner @LeslieHiner The Arizona Senate passed, with a bipartisan vote, the expansion of education savings accounts (ESAs) to include Native American...
Feb 12

Mississippi’s Senate ESA Bill Breakdown

Mississippi is closer to becoming the third state, behind Arizona and Florida, to adopt education savings accounts (ESAs), which allow parents to withdraw their children...
Feb 10

BRIEF: School Choice in the States January 2015

National School Choice Week rocked the country again with more than 11,000 events nationwide this year. Also released during School Choice Week was our...
Jan 08

BRIEF: School Choice in the States December 2014

Colorado – Doran Moreland @Dmoreland9 Litigation over the country’s only district-created voucher program was reviewed by the Colorado Supreme Court. A ruling on the...
Dec 10

Challenging Suburban School Choice in Douglas County, Colorado

“Do not mess with suburbanites, because frankly we’re just not gonna take it anymore.” That closing line from Tom Hanks’ tepidly reviewed comedy “The...
Nov 03

BRIEF: School Choice in the States October 2014

Delaware – Doran Moreland @Dmoreland9In early October, the Friedman Foundation released its Delaware K-12 and School Choice Survey. With the state’s legislature likely to consider...
Oct 01

BRIEF: School Choice in the States September 2014

Delaware – Doran Moreland @Dmoreland9 The Friedman Foundation will release a new survey of Delaware voters in October. The report will highlight Delaware’s surprising...
Sep 03

BRIEF: School Choice in the States August 2014

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn Thirty public school superintendents signed on to the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the school choice program provided under the...
Sep 03

Oklahoma Children with Disabilities Denied Choice to Religious Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constitutional in 2002. Still, that precedent hasn’t stopped groups from challenging, in state courts, parents who use vouchers...
Aug 06

BRIEF: School Choice in the States July 2014

Florida – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn The Florida Education Association (FEA) filed a lawsuit challenging a newly enacted law that includes an education savings account...
Jul 01

BRIEF: School Choice in the States June 2014

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn A trial court ruled that the school choice programs contained within the Alabama Accountability Act may continue while the state...
Jun 16

BRIEF: School Choice in the States November 2014

Delaware – Doran Moreland @Dmoreland9 Delaware is gaining momentum around the expansion educational options for kids. Recently, an agreement was reached between the Delaware...
Jun 04

BRIEF: School Choice in the States May 2014

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn The Montgomery County Circuit Court struck down the Alabama Accountability Act as unconstitutional. The Accountability Act contains two private...
May 07

BRIEF: School Choice in the States April 2014

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn  U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the Alabama Accountability Act on grounds that the school...
Apr 03

BRIEF: School Choice in the States March 2014

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn The Alabama House passed HB 558 that would amend the Alabama Accountability Act. The bill heads to the Senate for...
Mar 03

BRIEF: School Choice in the States February 2014

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn Alabama lawmakers filed a bill (HB 558) that would amend the Alabama Accountability Act to define individual donors as shareholders...
Feb 04

BRIEF: School Choice in the States January 2014

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn The National School Choice Week Train had a whistle-stop event in Birmingham, January 24, to celebrate the new school choice...
Jan 30

Public Schools Provide Quality Education, Except When They Don’t

In “Voucher Schools Provide Choice, Except When They Don’t,” the author Erin Prangley’s diatribe against school choice exposes the self-serving, “it’s good for me,...
Jan 02

BRIEF: School Choice in the States December 2013

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn Alabama will likely hit the $25 million cap for corporate and individual donations for the new tax-credit scholarship program. As...
Dec 02

BRIEF: School Choice in the States November 2013

Colorado – Robbie Rhinesmith @rrhinesmith85 The most-watched education election occurred in Colorado, where four of the seven Douglas County school board seats – home to the...
Nov 25

Issues of Faith and School Choice

I grew up in the Lutheran faith, while relatives on my father’s side of the family were Methodist. Faith mattered. Neither side of the...
Nov 21

The Future of the Louisiana School Voucher Case Simplified

Instead of asking a federal judge to get between school vouchers and families in need, Eric Holder and the US Department of Justice (DOJ)...
Nov 12

BRIEF: School Choice in the States October 2013

Alabama – Stephanie Linn @StephanieJLinn Last spring the Alabama legislature passed two new school choice programs in the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA): a tax-credit scholarship...

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