School Choice

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.”
2020 U.S. Electoral Map

A Big Choice for Charter Schooling

Red-state strategy or blue-state strategy?
Julia Keleher, secretary of education of Puerto Rico, was sentenced to six months in federal prison after ushering in sweeping reforms, such as including breaking up the central education bureaucracy and introducing charter schools.

Punishment for Making Hard Choices in a Crisis: Federal Prison

Why every education leader should care about what happened to Julia Keleher
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has ridden the wave of increased school choice in Florida.

Los Angeles Chooses Carvalho as Next Superintendent of Schools

Championed choice in Miami-Dade, with “top-tier” results
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.)

Supreme Court Oral Argument in Carson v. Makin Sends Hopeful Signal for Religious School Aid

Justices May Drop Distinction Between Religious Status and Use, Sending State Blaine Amendments To Scrap Heap
"Reformers wind up encouraging parents to send emails to state legislators or wear brightly colored T-shirts to the state capitol."

The Kind of School Reform That Parents Actually Want

For millions of families, “school choice” has morphed from abstraction to potential solution.
Photo of Jeb Bush

“School Choice in the Post-Pandemic Era” Webinar Series Begins this Week with Governor Jeb Bush

Union president, superintendents from Dallas and Miami-Dade will also participate
The West Virginia state Senate debates school choice legislation, March 17, 2021.

Rethinking Old Tactics to Advance School Choice

Courting Democratic policymakers has not been effective. Indeed, it has likely been counter-productive.

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