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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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School choice finds a voice in federal budget

Education | Trump administration proposes $1 billion to advance vouchers, parental control
by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/24/17, 11:17 am

The $4.1 trillion proposed budget released today by the White House asks for overall cuts to education spending, including for federally backed student loans, but gives school choice a $1 billion boost. Part of the proposed allocation would go toward a grant program to encourage states to make public school funds portable, allowing parents to pick the campus that works best for their children. About one-quarter of the funds would go to study and expand voucher programs.

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