School Vouchers Newswire

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  1. Patrick Gannon: With school vouchers approved, time for accountabilityRead the original story

    43 min ago | The Daily Advance

    Does it serve a clear public purpose to give lower-income families $4,200-a-year, taxpayer-funded scholarships so their children can attend private or religious schools? That was one of the main questions the N.C. Supreme Court grappled with as it considered the constitutionality of the state's "Opportunity Scholarship" program. Earlier this legislative session, dozens of students who received the state-funded scholarships and their parents descended on the Legislative Building to advocate for the program's continuation and expansion.

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  2. Yes, school vouchers are the answerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Denver Post

    Douglas County School District Superintendent Liz Fagen, front right, answers questions during a press conference about the Colorado Supreme Court ruling the Douglas County School District's controversial school voucher program unconstitutional in a split ruling on June 29 at the state Supreme Court. Letter-writer John Murphy's claim that vouchers aren't the answer to current problems with public education is wrong.

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  3. Senators conjure lost art to get support for education bill: compromiseRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... in the nation's 100,000 schools and touched a number of hot-button issues, including standardized testing, school vouchers, protections for gay and transgender students and how the federal government allocates billions of dollars to schools. "It was ...

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  4. N.C. Voucher Program Expected to Double Following Court RulingRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Education Week

    The number of North Carolina children using tax dollars to attend private schools will at least double this fall and could climb much higher now that the school voucher program has been declared constitutional by the N.C. Supreme Court. State officials have already awarded 2,642 scholarships for the 2015-16 school year - compared to 1,216 last year - and could issue more than 1,700 additional vouchers once the state budget is finalized.

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  5. A Victory for Low-Income Families in North CarolinaRead the original story

    Monday | Independent Women's Forum

    School vouchers may be the most effective anti-poverty program around, yet they're fought tooth and hammer by the teachers unions. Late last week the North Carolina Supreme Court awarded a victory to poor kids by protecting vouchers from another union attack.

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  6. Tar Heel School Voucher VictoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Wall Street Journal

    School vouchers may be the most effective anti-poverty program around, yet they're fought tooth and hammer by the teachers unions. Late last week the North Carolina Supreme Court awarded a victory to poor kids by protecting vouchers from another union attack.

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  7. School Vouchers: Where's the Logic?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Examiner.com

    The North Carolina Supreme Court has reversed Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood's earlier decision not to allow public tax dollars to be used for private school education. In essence, the 2013 decision by our state legislators to offer vouchers to needy families, so they can send their children to private rather than their neighborhood public schools, will now free up the $10.8 million that was originally set aside for this program.

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  8. NC high court: Taxpayer money for private school vouchers OKRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | The Star Online

    Darrell Allison, president for Parents for Educational Freedom in N.C., an organization that advocates educational choice, expects these numbers to increase now that the program has been ruled constitutional by the N.C. Supreme Court.

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  9. State Supreme Court upholds private school voucher programRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Q-Notes

    The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold the state's Opportunity Scholarship program, designed by Republican state lawmakers to offer up to $4,200 to students attending private schools, some of which have discriminatory anti-LGBT policies. The decision overturns a constitutional challenge upheld last summer by Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood.

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  10. NC high court: Taxpayer money for private school vouchers OK Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Gaston Gazette

    Traci Martin and dozens of other low-income families across the state will receive up to $4,200 in Opportunity Scholarship vouchers for her children to attend private school this year. The N.C. Supreme Court ruled the taxpayer-funded grant program constitutional in a 4-3 decision Thursday, months after its legality was challenged by a trial court judge.

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  11. North Carolina high court OKs school vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | District Administration

    The state Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a lower court's decision and declared the state's controversial "Opportunity Scholarship Program" to be constitutional. In its 4-3 decision, the court said that it was required to stay within the limits of its assigned role and make a determination only as to whether the program is constitutional while the General Assembly has the duty of determining the wisdom of such programs.

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  12. Huge Win For School Vouchers In North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Daily Caller

    Backers of private school vouchers won a huge victory Thursday as the North Carolina Supreme Court narrowly endorsed a program that allows public school money to be spent providing vouchers to attend private schools. North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program , created in 2013, allows for up to $4,200 per family to help pay for private school tuition.

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  13. Sen. Ron Johnson refers to 'idiot inner city kids' on Milwaukee radioRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    U.S. Sen Ron Johnson has said he regrets making a reference to "idiot inner city kids" on conservative radio host Vicki McKenna's show on News/Talk 1130 WISN this week. As reported by the Washington Post Thursday , the Republican U.S. senator from Wisconsin was talking about private school vouchers on McKenna's show Monday when he made a reference to the hypocrisy of Democrats sending their own children to private schools but not wanting to offer the same opportunity to "idiot inner city kids."

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  14. Douglas County School-Choice Decision Highlights Need to Re-Examine Blaine AmendmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Heartland Institute

    On June 29, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled against the Douglas County Choice Scholarship program by overturning a February 2013 Court of Appeals decision upholding the voucher program as constitutional. According to CSC's decision, the Douglas County program violates Article IX, Section 7 of the Colorado Constitution, which prohibits the state from giving appropriations "in aid of any church or sectarian societya or to help support or sustain any schoola controlled by any church or sectarian denomination."

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  15. Clara Del Villar: Winning the Hispanic Vote - A Work in ProgressRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | News Max

    ... pathway to school choice. Why? It appears that growing numbers of Hispanic parents are applying for charter school vouchers and scholarships. This good judgment should be championed. Latino children lag in educational achievement, however, their ...

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  16. Back-to-school vouchers available through Sebring Salvation ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Review

    Vouchers of $75 per child may be used for school clothes, shoes and supplies at Kmart, 3801 Harmont Ave. N.E., Canton. Parents...

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  17. India: The Emerging GiantRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Cato Institute

    ... that focus on equality rather than poverty reduction, and he will propose innovative reforms-such as school vouchers or cash transfers for health care-where government services have failed the poor. Swaminathan Aiyar will comment on the book's ...

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  18. Spreading Freedom and Saving MoneyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Cato Institute

    Featuring the authors, Susan Aud, Friedman Foundation; Leon Michos, George Washington University; with comments by Kevin Chavous, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP; Andrew J. Coulson, Cato Institute; and Robert Enlow, Friedman Foundation. Parental choice is the most contentious educational policy issue in America, and no choice plan is more closely watched than the District of Columbia's school voucher program.

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  19. School Choice: Is It Good? Is It Constitutional?Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Cato Institute

    Featuring David Salisbury , Cato Institute; and Clint Bolick , Institute for Justice; versus Tom Mooney , Ohio Federation of Teachers; and Barry Lynn , Americans United for Separation of Church and State. On Wednesday, February 20, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on what may be the hottest issue before the Court this term - whether school vouchers are constitutional.

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  20. Ten Myths about School Choice: Answering the Campaign against School VouchersRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Cato Institute

    ... their campaign against school choice. Please join us for what should be a thought-provoking discussion about school vouchers and the voices for and against them.

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