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Archive for April 2017

New Poll Shows Bipartisan Support For School Choice

A strong majority of Americans support federal funding for a school choice program. According to a poll released by Gallup this week, 59 percent agree with a proposal that would provide federal funding for a school choice program that allows students to attend any private or public school.  Just 26 percent, or only one-in-four Americans, disagreed.…

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80 Private Schools Participating In Special Needs ESA

Students in every corner of the state have used the Special Needs Education Scholarship (ESA) program to attend a private school this year. In fact, the number of schools participating in the Special Needs ESA program grew by more than 70 percent over the past year. According to data from the Mississippi Department of Education,…

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Earthquake in Arizona

Last night an earthquake rocked the school choice movement in America. The Arizona legislature approved a bill, sending it to the Governor, that extends school choice to every student in the Grand Canyon state. When fully phased in, every parent in the state will be able to choose the best educational setting for their child.…

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Update: Charter School Lawsuit

Yesterday, I was in the room as Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas heard oral arguments in the lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center attempting to shut down Mississippi’s public charter schools. The attorneys representing the state, the charter schools, and charter school families did a superb job defending the constitutionality of…

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