Wrapping up National School Choice Week 2015

January 30, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

All this week we joined thousands of teachers, students, schools, and organizations in celebrating National School Choice Week.  This is the fourth consecutive year that PLF has celebrated National School Choice Week, and, I think, this was our best celebration yet.  In case you missed it, here’s a recap of all that we did to celebrate &# ...


NSCW 2015 — Awaiting an important school choice decision in Colorado

January 29, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Last August, PLF filed this brief in the Colorado Supreme Court in favor of Douglas County’s revolutionary school choice program.  The Supreme Court heard argument on the case back in December.  You can listen to the argument here.  We are now awaiting a decision from the Court. I do not use the “revolutionary” term lightly. & ...


NSCW 2015 — PLF podcast with Andrew Coulson from the Cato Institute

January 28, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

PLF’s podcast this week is with Andrew Coulson, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute. Coulson is a leading voice for school choice across the country. In the podcast, Coulson and I discuss a wide range of school choice issues from the problem with teachers’ unions to the differences between vouchers an ...


NSCW 2015 — Upcoming hearing in California Supreme Court on charter schools

January 27, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Over a year ago, PLF filed a California Supreme Court brief in California Charter Schools Association v. LAUSD. Right in time for National School Choice Week, the Court issued an order last week setting the case for oral argument on February 4.  After oral argument, the case is “submitted” and the court will have 90 days to issue & ...


School choice is a boon for taxpayers

January 27, 2015 | By JONATHAN WOOD

People support school choice for many reasons. Most support it because it’s the last best hope for their children to get a decent education. Some hope that it is a means to mitigate the impacts of racial and income segregation. Still others support it as an alternative to the highly-politicized resolution of sensitive religious and … ...