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Republicans who have respect and appreciation for the power of markets have an obligation to come to a better understanding of how school choice helps (and at times doesn’t help) children. Advocating for that will be good politics and good policy.
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Tim Scott (R-SC) will unveil new federal legislation that intends to encourage innovative state efforts to expand school choice and educational opportunity without imposing new federal mandates.
This week is National School Choice Week. Across the country, school choice supporters have planned over 5,500 events to celebrate and advocate for increased educational options for students and families.
Responding to a Politico article that suggested that vouchers do little for students, Frederick Hess combats this notion, emphasizing that vouchers have proven benefits and be used to benefit sutdents and their families.
With the Louisiana Scholarship Program underfire by the Department of Justice, questions on the necessity of the suit and, specifically, the measures used to examine the program's successes airse when it's been proven that transfers made possible by the school-choice program in fact improve integration.
Expanding opportunity by offering scholarships to low-income students will offer a better world to our children than we inherited from our parents, and that’s something worth fighting for.
The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) produced $2.62 in benefits for every dollar spent on it. In other words, the return on public investment for the private-school voucher program during its early years was 162 percent.
In honor of National School Choice Week, I felt compelled to jot down just a few words about how I came to support school choice as a means for transforming the American education system.
The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program can serve as an interesting case study in the cultivation of choice markets... By examining both program design and the emergence of the institutions and organizations that are necessary to make markets work, we can use the Hoosier State as a model for the potential for choice programs around the country.
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