School Choice

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School choice is one of the most cutting-edge, innovative reform movements impacting our nation’s education systems and public policy centers at this moment. The idea at the heart of school choice is to empower parents to choose the best educational option for their child—regardless of income or zip code. By enabling families to choose from a variety of options, school choice empowers parents as the consumer—making schools accountable to them, rather than being accountable to politicians, bureaucrats and union leaders. In short, school choice revamps the education system in a way that puts the focus where it should—on the real needs of children, rather than the political interests of adults. There are many different forms of school choice, including scholarship and tax credit programs, charter schools, home schooling, online education, and more.

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The Next Civil Rights Battle

Virginia Ford still remembers the fear that gripped her when, as a 14-year-old, she watched the flames shoot from a cross in her front yard.

The year was 1964, and her father had just landed a job as one of the first black assistant superintendents in a major public school system in the area.

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Montana: ‘What is School Choice, and Why do we Need it?’

In education, one size does not fit all.

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The California Legislature has left truth and reality. It’s as if Fantasyland moved from Disneyland up to Sacramento, as legislators attempt to remake the world according to their own imagination. Although there are many examples I could point to, let me just give you three. Let’s pretend gender doesn’t matter. Here’s what AB 1266 says: [...]

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