Tag:school choice

  • Fair: Blacks Should Back School Choice

    CHARLOTTE — Calling school choice “the civil rights issue of the 21st century," W. Willard Fair issued a call to action for blacks to demand change. Blacks “must lead the charge,” he said, “because it is in our interest” to do so.

  • Courts, Regs Inhibiting School Choice

    GREENSBORO — Court challenges and burdensome procedures have had dramatic effects on participation in school choice programs around the country, according to a report recently issued by the Friedman Foundation. The report, Using School Choice: Analyzing How Americans Access Educational Freedom, was issued in October. It evaluates the process parents…

  • How choice helps reduce cost

    WASHINGTON, DC — Proponents of school choice have, over the years, made any number of moral, political, and philosophical arguments to support choice. Is there a fiscal argument to be made? In theory, yes, says David Salisbury in a recent Cato report.

  • Lindalyn

    Support for school choice is on the rise in North Carolina. Recently, the John William Pope Civitas Institute released its July 2005 survey data on the perceptions of North Carolina voters. The survey revealed that a large majority (64 percent) of North Carolinians supports school choice.

  • NEA Plans to Play Hardball

    The National Education Association is arming for battle with parents, schools, and the federal government over choice and accountability provisions embedded in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as the No Child Left Behind Act. Karen Palasek reports……