Category Archives: Vouchers

Research on School Choice

The National Center on School Choice conducts scholarly research on school choice including such topics as: charter schools, magnet schools, voucher programs, private schools and inter/intra distict choice. The center located at Vanderbilt University is funded ($13.5 million) by the USDE Institute of Education Sciences since 2004 with partners among others at Brown, Harvard, Indiana, Notre Dame and Stanford […]

New Book Blames Students

Bad Students Not Bad Schools by Robert Weissberg, U of Illinois professor emeritus of political science, is a throwback to highly traditional education when principals exercised the power to throw kids out. This easy read, colorfully written with a degree of exaggeration, ultimately lapses in frustration at how to fix schools. Several chapters describe the failures of many […]

School Choice Expanding Worldwide

Since the early 1990s when the nation’s first charter school was opened in St. Paul, MN, the scope and availability of school-based options to parents has steadily expanded in the U.S. and abroad. No longer can traditional education be a public monopoly. Sponsored by the National Center on School Choice (NCSC), this 648 page ($115) Handbook of […]

School Choice: New Study

Status of Choices in the U.S.

Vouchers Pass in Utah and Arizona

Significant Choice Information and Reports

School Choice Around the World

Great Resource

Black Alliance for Educational Options

School Choice Report

Voucher News in 6 States

Six states and the District of Columbia have laws on the books providing vouchers – payments from the government to a parent or institution on a parent’s behalf to be used for a child’s education: (Not considered here are states that allow small tax deductions for educational expenses) Colorado: Students who qualify for free or […]

Vouchers

The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation provides a huge amount of information on vouchers as their major advocates. They also provide much backgound information on school choice, its research through online articles and links. Milton Friedman a Nobel Laureate economist and Rose Friedman, also an economist, are an unabashed supporters of “school choice to […]

Voucher Plans Rated

The Milton Friedman Foundation, a long time proponent of vouchers, has ranked the thirteen voucher plans in the U.S. Florida

Valuable Database of State Alternatives

The Education Commission of the States has compiled a very useful database of all 50 states and the islands showing policies and statutes for educational choices including open enrollment, charter schools, vouchers, tax credits and tax deductions and dual/concurrent enrollment.