Author

Jonathan Butcher

    Author Bio:
    Jonathan Butcher is a senior policy analyst in the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation.


Articles

School Choice Marches Forward

2011 a year of new laws and new lawsuits

Winter 2013 / Vol. 13, No. 1

Cheating the Charters

Political and financial lessons from South Carolina

SPRING 2012 / VOL. 12, NO. 2

Blog Posts/Multimedia

The Risks Exceed the Rewards: A Nationwide Federal Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The administration’s support of school choice is praiseworthy, but a federal tax credit scholarship program poses a threat to education choice in the states and undermines conservative efforts to streamline the federal tax code.

03/08/2019

Can 529 Savings Plans Be Used for K-12 Private School Tuition?

Federal law now allows this but some states still have ambiguity in their laws.

01/03/2019

Who Signs Your Paycheck?

Federal influence on State Education Agencies

04/09/2018

Good News About Education Reform? Just Look Around

Parental choice in education has seen great success, and stories of students’ changed lives and parents’ and policymakers’ acts of courage are all around us.

09/06/2016

Title I Flexibility and Micro ESAs

Instead of continuing with a complex and ineffective maze of Title I regulations, states should have the opportunity to let parents decide how to use Title I dollars.

08/29/2016

Arizona’s First Audit of Education Savings Accounts is Instructive

Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.

08/15/2016

Education Savings Accounts Are For More Than Just Private School Tuition

In Arizona, families use ESAs to access a variety of learning opportunities for their children.

10/14/2015

Education Savings Accounts Turn 5 Years Old

Some 3,000 students in Arizona and Florida are now using education savings accounts, more than half of them children with special needs.

05/07/2015

Education Savings Accounts Leave a Mom at Loss for Words

In survey results that the Friedman Foundation released today, evidence indicates that parents using education savings account are very satisfied with their new options.

10/10/2013
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