Voters across the country had good news for schools, resoundingly defeating a voucher initiative in Ariz., and electing many pro-education governors.
Vouchers are on their way in New Hampshire, as the state House comfortably approved a voucher bill earlier this month. Now it goes to the Senate.
Illinoisans can apply for a new tax credit when they donate up to $1 mil to private school scholarships; the change has its critics.
The US ed. sec. delivered a graduation speech at the U. of Baltimore Monday, but several people protested her appearance.
School board elections in Douglas Co., Colo., were contentious and expensive. Voucher candidates were defeated.
A Lutheran school in Harford Co., Md., sacrificed state voucher funds because it has reserved the right to deny admission to LGBT students.
Md.’s gov. wouldn’t sign off on the state board’s school accountability plan, but his objections were based on the use of standardized tests.
US Ed Sec’y Betsy DeVos said for too many kids, school is just a “mundane malaise” that hasn’t been updated in at least 2 generations. Agree?
A compromise was reached in the IL school funding fiasco, but one provision, a voucher program, troubles some educators and politicians.
Support for charter schools and some other “school choice” initiatives has declined a bit, notably among black and Hispanic populations.