Vouchers/Choice

It’s a fight for free-exercise rights

Education | Tax-supported scholarship programs are about supporting parents and students, not schools
by Joel Belz
Posted 1/30/20, 01:46 pm

Of all the people in the world, the folks at the Associated Press should have gotten it right. AP’s January report on the so-called “Stillwater School” case, now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, was largely a helpful and evenhanded piece of reporting. For the most part, they got the five “w’s” of traditional news reporting right (who, what, when, where, and why).

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Blaine, Blaine, short-sighted briber from the state of Maine

Education | State constitutional roadblocks to school choice grew out of anti-Catholic hostility and the myth of educational neutrality
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/15/19, 03:18 pm

Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.”

The current drive for school choice illustrates well the slapstick humor of Proverbs 26:27. The U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 agreed to hear a case challenging bans on the use of taxpayer funds to pay for, indirectly, tuition at evangelical and other religious schools. Ironically, the ancestors of many of today’s evangelicals erected those stop signs 105-145 years ago.

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Parents’ choice

Education | New survey shows moms and dads want more from school than the three R’s
by Leigh Jones
Posted 7/25/18, 04:35 pm

What do parents want from their children’s schools? Top-tier academics? Championship sports teams? Award-winning arts programs?

Those seem likely to top the list, based on typical funding allocations and the emphasis lawmakers place on school assessments. But according to a new survey, that’s not what parents find most important. 

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