Vicki Alger | Monday January 22, 2018 at 9:22 AM PST | Comments Off on Sacramento Should Celebrate National School Choice Week with Bold, Student-Centered Thinking
California’s current education system, which largely rations education based on where a child’s parents can afford to live, is a relic of a bygone era.
Tags: Charter schools, Education, education savings accounts, ESAs, government schools, K-12 schools, National School Choice Week, Personal Liberty, Politics, Private schools, Public schools, school choice, tax credit scholarships
Vicki Alger | Thursday November 8, 2012 at 4:32 PM PST | 1 Comment
A dozen ballot initiatives in nine states focused on K-12 education issues. Also making news was the surprise defeat of Indiana incumbent and reformer State Superintendent Tony Bennett by Glenda Ritz, a former teacher backed by the union. Charter schools won big in Georgia and Washington. Georgia voters passed an amendment allowing a statewide...
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Vicki Alger | Saturday October 13, 2012 at 9:42 AM PST | 5 Comments
A group of grandparents is suing the state and all Idaho public school districts over a growing number of fees for their grandchildren to attend “free common schools.” Leading the charge is Russ Joki, a former Idaho superintendent from 1980 to 1985. He had to pay $90 to enroll his two granddaughters in kindergarten...
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Tags: class action lawsuit, common schools, Constitution, Education, Law, Paulson v. Minidoka County School District, Private schools, public education, Public schools
Mary Theroux | Monday May 18, 2009 at 10:37 AM PST | 0 Comments
Across the country, politicians are responding to the inability of a population devastated by government-induced recession to support governments’ spending at levels they have grown accustomed to by threatening the closure of schools, firehouses, and other high-profile, highly-valued government “services.” I have opined elsewhere on the reasons that such high-profile programs—rather than the thousands...
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