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August 24, 2018
How Trump’s tax law may have just gotten in the way of Betsy DeVos’ favorite policy
A proposed tax rule, issued Thursday by the Treasury department, threatens to undermine school choice tax credit programs.
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March 6, 2018
Top school choice group advising Puerto Rico on controversial efforts to expand charters and vouchers
EdChoice, a group that backs school vouchers, is preparing to help Puerto Rico officials expand school choice, or what critics there have called “privatization.”
January 30, 2018
What needs to happen for a group of Memphis Catholic schools to become charters
No shortage of things must happen for the financially strapped schools to be transformed into what would be the largest charter school network in Memphis.
September 18, 2017
The rise of tax credits: How Arizona created an alternative to school vouchers — and why they’re spreading
With its adoption of a tax credit scholarship program, Illinois became the 18th state to endorse an innocuously named policy that critics have described as a “backdoor voucher.”
July 30, 2017
Do vouchers actually expand school choice? Not necessarily — it depends on how they’re designed
Who benefits most from private school voucher programs: families with few options or the schools themselves?
all vouchers all the time
June 26, 2017
Today in school vouchers: One Supreme Court case and two new studies you should know about
Monday was a busy news day for school vouchers.
the future of advocacy
May 30, 2017
For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘personalization,’ including virtual schools
When Betsy DeVos returned to the advocacy group she used to lead last week, she told attendees to push for systems where students could attend…
May 25, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s comments on discrimination drew headlines, but her stance isn’t unique among private school choice backers
From EdChoice: “It is something we are concerned about and that we need to confront head on, but we don’t have a position yet.”
Updated May 25, 2017
School choice supporters downplay new voucher research, saying schools are more than a test score
Leading supporters emphasized the impact the programs have beyond test scores, as well as the shortcomings of recent studies.
Leadership & Management
April 10, 2017
A quiet change in Indiana law could mean a bigger voucher program — and a wild ride for families
During the first 24 years of the Milwaukee voucher program, 121 new private schools opened and nearly 70 percent of those schools later closed.
August 1, 2016
One group changes its name, and another celebrates a big birthday
The Indianapolis-based group that is the nation’s foremost advocate for publicly funded private school tuition vouchers has a new name: EdChoice. That transition, announced Friday…
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