- Fostoria Board Against Vouchers
OH district formally opposes voucher legislation being considered in the State House. Focus here is on following the money, even though it's more critical to explain how vouchers help stuck students who might not otherwise have >
Dec 23, 12:53 PM:
- Voucher Enrollment Possibilities
Possibility that IN's voucher requirement of attending public school for 1 year could cause reverse migration. Bottom line is vouchers help stuck children. More important than worrying about "what-ifs."
Dec 23, 7:59 AM:
- A Studious Governor
Favors TN Gov's call for 1-year study of vouchers.Unsure why study necessary when vouchers work elsewhere. And, notion that voucher kids are type of students to save failing publics has it backwards. Schools should save kids. >
Dec 22, 7:29 AM:
- Voucher Use
Voucher program prompts more students to leave IN district schools. No pause to think about why some districts see greater number go. Sign that district schools need to shape up and better serve students.
Dec 19, 6:59 AM:
- Figuring Out Voucher Failure
PA lawmaker with 2 kids in cyber charters tries to figure out why SB 1 failed after passing state Senate. Opposition from union "demonizing vouchers" doesn't help; will take work to get truth out about choices.
Dec 19, 6:52 AM:
- Voucher Day In Court
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Next phase in court case against IN's voucher program begins today as Superior Court will hear case. Very brief report gets in most key points of voucher saga.
Dec 19, 6:11 AM:
- Voucher Roadblock
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Gov Haslam takes voucher bill off of table and forms study group to determine how it "would fit into Tennessee's overall education reform strategy." According to paper, everyone accepts the delay. Not.
Dec 16, 6:36 AM:
- Included Religious With Vouchers
Reports on IN Gov's visit to "unapologetically" Christian school that enrolls voucher students. Shows Gov's unapologetic support for including religious schools. Voice of opposition barely heard.
Dec 15, 8:22 AM:
- Amending Language For Vouchers
FL union opposes putting proposal to lift Blaine amendment to voters. No surprise union wants to keep $ in schools for organization's benefit. Would've been nice to let readers know FL Supreme Ct. already ruled vouchers violate >
Dec 15, 7:23 AM:
- Bitter Defeat In PA
State House says no to vouchers and charter law overhaul. View that vouchers divert public dollars to private schools wins, even though it's about families taking allocated funds to school that best educates their kids. >
Dec 15, 7:03 AM:
- Drilling Away Students’ Opportunities
PA House pushes gas-drilling bill forward, but stops short on SB1. Unfortunately for students, these lawmakers gave into political pressure even though state Senate had courage to pass voucher/charter authorizer bill earlier this >
Dec 15, 6:07 AM:
- PA Voucher Debate
Senate Bill 1 expected to top agenda of forum featuring school supers, ed reform advocates and state lawmakers. Reader left guessing who supports measure, who opposes it and which issues need to move forward. Context and clarity >
Dec 14, 4:00 PM:
- Battling Voucher Money Myth
Mansfield, OH, district vehemently opposes voucher bill. Belief that vouchers leave districts in dire financial straits uncontested.
Dec 14, 8:27 AM:
- NJ Choice Deadlines
Some parents upset they missed public school choice program deadline. Second round disallowed; officials need to figure out budget. Reporting forgets charters, which set own enrollment deadlines, can be another option.
Dec 14, 7:30 AM:
- Strangling Choice
Op-ed argues for new way to draw and enlarge Boston (MA) zones to enroll kids in schools closer to home. Says this allows for "element of choice". And, no fear being tied to zipcode since all schools are improving. Really? No >
Dec 14, 6:15 AM:
- San Diego Choices
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CA district ranks 4th in Brookings' ECCI index. Discussion around balancing neighborhood schools and choices forgets key part of movement -- accountability. If enough students leave a school, it's a sign that it should be shut >
Dec 13, 7:30 AM:
- Voucher Negativity
All criticism of OH voucher program's proposed expansion, which has been scaled back. Problem is there's no comparison to what strong voucher legislation looks like. IN's voucher program has drawn praise, why not start there? >
Dec 13, 7:22 AM:
- Voucher Drain Reality
OH lawmaker agrees to scale back voucher plan because of outcry about strained district budgets. Drain will only happen if flood of students leave though, which begs the point that schools aren't serving majority of students >
Dec 13, 7:19 AM:
- Hoosiers Happy With Vouchers
IN officials, parents pleased with vouchers. Program didn't hit cap, which will expand next year, but reaching limit isn't what it's all about -- it's about giving students and families choices.
Dec 12, 7:23 AM:
- Anti-Voucher Bias
OH voucher proposal being revised to appease school boards who fear losing dollars to privates. Loaded language shows anti-voucher angle. Education, and money attached, tagged to students not systems.
Dec 9, 7:32 AM: