All posts tagged "School Choice"

  • Politics
    Mitchell: Courts must expedite approval of school choice law

    (Thomas Mitchell) – With the school year already under way and the Nevada treasurer’s office working apace to...

  • Government
    Friedman Foundation: New Report finds Public School Integration lags integration in American Neighborhoods

    Research Suggests School Choice Creates More Integration (Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) – Although public school integration has...

  • Opinion
    NPRI’s Priorities: Strengthening the ESA, fighting against tax hikes

    (Sharon Rossie, NPRI) – Now that I’ve been back at NRPI for some time and had the opportunity to speak with and meet many of you and hear your hopes and concerns for Nevada, I’d like to share my vision for NPRI and show you what I believe we can accomplish together....

  • Opinion
    ACLU lawsuit is an attack on parental choice for educating their children

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Many of the news stories about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings accounts (ESAs), approved by this past Legislature as Senate Bill 302, mention that such accounts were declared unconstitutional in Colorado recently. Like Nevada, Colorado’s state constitution includes a Blaine Amendment prohibiting the use of tax...

  • Government
    Latinos’ support for School Choice options outpacing Nation

    (Susan Meyers, FFEC) – Latinos living in the United States support school choice in higher numbers than the general population and nearly all other demographics, according to a new survey released today by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The survey found seven in 10 Latinos support some type of school choice, including...

  • Opinion
    Analysis: ACLU lawsuit declines to mention adverse U.S. Supreme Court rulings

    High court has repeatedly supported parental school choice (Steven Miller, NPRI) – Because some families may choose religiously affiliated schools, says the American Civil Liberties Union, no Nevada families should be allowed to benefit from the state’s new Education Savings Accounts program. Publicly, the ACLU attributes its anti-ESA hostility to a desire to...

  • Government
    Educational Choice for Nevada public school students threatened by lawsuit

    (Leslie Hiner, The Freidman Foundation for Educational Choice) – Public school parents in Nevada are actively seeking ways...

  • Government
    Report finds new School Choice programs would cover majority of private school tuition costs

    Nevada Private School Enrollment Expected to Spike 33 Percent (The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) – INDIANAPOLIS, IN — A Nevada school choice program to launch in 2016 will cover the majority of private school tuition costs for many elementary, middle and high school pupils, according to a new survey released today by...

  • Government
    School Choice Gets High Marks

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – The data is in. The studies are conclusive. Their evidence is incontrovertible. School choice...

  • Opinion
    Kasich Expands School Choice Program

    (Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) – Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio’s 2011-2012 budget that dramatically expands the state’s EdChoice Scholarship Program, establishes a new scholarship program for children with disabilities, and makes needed improvements to the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program. This expansion triples the number of Ohio students eligible for...

  • Opinion
    K-12 Educational Savings Accounts: Returning Power to Parents

    (David Mansdoerfer) – In Florida, a significant effort is being made to expand parental choice in the K-12 system. HB 1225, which would expand the definition of Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs), grants parental access to 85% of what the state would spend on their kids during the course of an academic year. This...