Scholarship Implementation

Learn about the practical implementation of education scholarships and their real-world effects on students, families, and communities.

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‘Keep Katie’s hands off of my future’

Arizona ESA families rallied at the state capitol Monday to oppose Gov. Katie Hobbs’ proposals to “reform” the Empowerment Scholarship Account program. Lawmakers who spoke at the event pronounced the Hobbs proposals “dead on arrival” to the cheers of parents and students at the event. “The governor’s proposal will drastically... READ MORE
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Governor Hobbs to Arizona: Choice for me but not for thee
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs, who fruitlessly called for a repeal of Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account during her first year in office, is following up with a plan in her second...
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Every waitlist is a policy failure
Harvard professor Roland Fryer took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal recently to urge lawmakers and advocates to reinvigorate the drive to Milton Friedman’s vision of a dynamic...
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New Hampshire judge rejects teachers union challenge to Education Freedom Accounts Program
The story: As legal challenges to the wave of newly adopted education choice laws wind through the courts, a judge just handed New Hampshire a big win.  On Tuesday, the...
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‘Game Changers’ in K-12 choice
Perun, the rock star of Australian defense economists doing awesome hour-plus hour PowerPoint presentations on YouTube, recently did two such presentations on “game-changing” weapon systems in the ongoing Ukraine-Russian war....
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Go Down, Moses
Go down, Moses Way down in Egypt’s land Tell old Pharaoh Let my people go The Texas House of Representatives closed out the 3rd special session by filing a deeply...
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Q & A: How a veteran home school educator helps West Virginians create customized learning plans for their children
For families in states that allow parents to use scholarships to customize their children’s education, the opportunities can be exciting. However, the plethora of choices can also make the process...
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Florida lawmakers aim to boost scholarship funding to meet increased demand
By News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida lawmakers are gearing up to provide additional funding to a part of the state’s school-voucher program that serves students with special...
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South Carolina becomes latest battleground in fight over school choice
Add South Carolina to the list of states whose education choice scholarship programs are facing court challenges.  The state teachers’ union, along with the state NAACP and six parents, has...
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Clickbait versus innovative therapy
Last week, I watched a panel hosted by Harvard University on “Emerging School Models: Moving from Alternative to Mainstream.” During the discussion, John Kirtley of Step Up For Students noted...
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Court challenge fails to derail Arkansas education choice scholarships
The headline: The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld state lawmakers’ vote to fast-track landmark education legislation.  So, what: Education choice opponents’ legal challenge to lawmakers’ approval of an emergency clause delayed...
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