School Choice

Youngsters enter the first new Catholic school built in Baltimore in roughly 60 years with a mix of enthusiasm and first-day-back jitters, Monday Aug. 30, 2021.

Private Schools Are Rebounding — But Can It Last?

Probably not without more government help with tuition
A bus drives down a rural road.

How to Garner Rural Republican Support of School Choice

“Hold harmless” provisions would help ease concerns of small districts
West Virginia circut court judge Joanna Tabit

In West Virginia, Scholarship Program Faces a Legal Challenge

Defeated in legislatures, school-choice opponents look to courts
Dave and Amy Carson with their daughter at Bangor Christian Schools in Maine. The Carsons are one of three families that sued Maine over a program that bans families from an otherwise generally available student-aid program if they choose to send their children to schools that teach religion. (Photo by the Institute for Justice www.ij.org.)

In Carson v. Makin, Justices Prolong Death of Blaine Amendments, but Don’t Quite Finish the Job

Supreme Court majority rules that Maine can’t exclude religious schools from tuitioning program

Tackling the “Exodus” Claim

The reality of take-up rates of private-education choice programs
School voucher legislation failed earlier this year in the Oklahoma state senate. The Oklahoma State Capitol building is seen here.

Why Even Oklahoma Couldn’t Pass a School Voucher Bill

Major political and election reforms are the paths to genuine change
Photo of Michael Brickman

Families May Like Their School But Want More Options. That’s Where Course Choice Comes In

Course choice permits students to take courses in addition to those offered by their local school district.
Exterior of a school building

Could Great Hearts Academy Change the Face of Private Education?

Great Hearts is the largest operator of classical charter schools in the U.S., with 33 schools serving 22,000 students in Arizona and Texas.
2020 U.S. Electoral Map

Rees Responds to Hess on Charter Strategy

“It makes no sense for people on the right to abandon independently run public charter schools.”

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