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School Vouchers Under Attack In Louisiana - Justice Department Wants To Keep Kids In Rotten Schools
I have come to a conclusion. The federal government, especially under the Obama administration, does not like success.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Architect of summer protests at N.C. General Assembly faces civil disobedience charges
William Barber was arrested inside the N.C. Legislative Building, the second-in-command of the General Assembly police force had a routine question for Barber, the head of the state NAACP.
The Heartland Institute
Heartland Daily Podcast: Victor Skinner- Wisconsin Officials Harass Voucher Schools
Victor Skinner, the author of the report for the Education Action Group News , joins The Heartland Institute to talk about his findings regarding Wisconsin's oddly balanced school voucher system.
Abbott Setting Sights on Education Policy Debate
Attorney General Greg Abbott will spend most of the next month talking about education, signaling that he won't cede any ground on the issue to state Sen. Wendy Davis , who is making her support of public schools a calling card in the governor's race.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
GOP finally notices needs of NC teachers
With the 2014 election coming, are North Carolina’s Republican leaders seeing chickens on the horizon, looking to come home to roost? All of the sudden it seems, the GOP leaders who cut public education and bashed public school teachers for sport during the last legislative session are getting all warm and fuzzy and talking about giving ... (more)
Daily Policy Digest
Louisiana Voucher Program Helps School Desegregation
The Louisiana Scholarship Program , also known as the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, provides public funds for low-income students in low-performing public schools to enroll in local private schools.
Sen. Stiles' vote makes a great deal of difference
State Sen. Nancy Stiles has flip-flopped yet again on an important issue. Stiles voted against the stand-your-ground law before she voted for it.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Louisiana Voucher Assault, Round 2
The Justice Department campaign against Louisiana school vouchers gets curiouser and curiouser.
Our Views: Different wings of school choice
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. R-Va., talks to students in Ariane Phillips' third-grade class during a tour of a private Catholic school, The Good Shepherd School in the CDB, to meet with students and discuss school vouchers in New Orleans on Monday.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
National Review Online
A Voucherized Human Capital Investment Program
Danny Vinik of Business Insider interviews Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute on strategies for fighting poverty, and Winship offers a number of ideas for center-right reformers wary of dramatic increases in public spending ought to pursue.
Journal and Courier
West Lafayette schools set documentary's premiere
The news After a more than a year of waiting, the education-themed documentary from West Lafayette Community School Corp., called "Rise Above the Mark," is set for release in two weeks.
The Daily Journal
Some doubt Christie's word on immigrant tuition
Fresh off a convincing re-election victory in which he split the Hispanic vote with his Democratic opponent, Gov. Chris Christie is now taking heat from the same constituency that could greatly enhance his chances in a 2016 presidential run.
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
Defending laws, howling at their makers
Republican leaders, from the governor's office to the legislature, are outraged, yes, outraged to find that Attorney General Roy Cooper is throwing around his political opinions about the laws that they have been passing.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Windfall of waiver news -- NYU to recognize grad assistants' union, drop NLRB case
With help from Caitlin Emma, Nirvi Shah and Stephanie Simon WINDFALL OF WAIVER NEWS : Several states want more flexibility from No Child Left Behind and yet another state is in danger of losing that flexibility altogether.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Jindal v. Obama: The new school choice battle
Two decades ago, while George H.W. Bush was still president, Republican governors like Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin began in earnest their long-brewing war on underperforming public schools.
DOJ Not Wavering in La. School Voucher Case
A Louisiana federal court heard oral arguments in the case for enjoining the state's school voucher program on Friday, despite rumors that the DOJ had given up the case .
Former Anti-Voucher Advocate Now Advocates For Vouchers and School Choice
There is a lot of misinformation about school choice, and sometimes even wise and well intentioned people are misled.
The Indianapolis Star
Jindal shares education vision with Indiana GOP
On school vouchers, Gov. Bobby Jindal said, 'We're going to let the dollars follow the child, instead of forcing the child to follow the dollars.'
Early-childhood education offers fighting state factions chance to cooperate
In the struggle pitting Gov. Mike Pence and Republican Statehouse leaders against Democratic state schools chief Glenda Ritz, it would seem the two sides can't agree on anything.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Educators rally in downtown Lenoir
Educators and their supporters waved signs, wore red scarves and gloves, booed, cheered and lit candles at a rally Monday evening in downtown Lenoir, hosted by the local branch of the North Carolina Association of Educators.