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January 26, 2017

Pennsylvania public school tries to evade competition (again!)

Second verse, same as the first! We know that teachers’ unions have some serious lobbying power. And we know they use this power to insulate public schools from competition. Take Pennsylvania, where school districts have repeatedly used (and abused) their power to handicap successful charter schools. ...

January 25, 2017

School Choice Week podcast

This week’s Courting Liberty podcast is all about school choice. I am joined on the podcast by Wencong Fa. As PLF’s leading school choice litigators, we discuss the history of school choice, why it’s so important, and what PLF is doing for school choice in courts nationwide. ...

January 23, 2017

Welcome to School Choice Week 2017

This is the sixth consecutive year that PLF is happy to celebrate School Choice Week with our friends across the country. School choice embodies the simple proposition that parents know the best school for their children. By injecting choice and competition into the traditional public school monopoly, parents, students, teachers, schools, and taxpa ...

January 26, 2016

Montana school choice case about a quality education for all

PLF is representing parents and schools in a lawsuit for school choice in the state of Montana. The case is extremely important to us. That’s why we’ve talked about it time and time again on this blog, and quite a few more times in the media. There is no denying that a large portion of ...

January 26, 2016

Charter school students prevail in Pennsylvania

Pacific Legal Foundation litigates for liberty from coast to coast. That’s how this Sacramento-based nonprofit was able to preserve school choice for charter school students in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As our readers may recall, Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School wanted to open up a second location in order to accommodate growing de ...

January 25, 2016

Welcome to School Choice Week 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, Pacific Legal Foundation is proud to be celebrating School Choice Week with the hundreds of thousands of students, parents, educators, and advocates who value choice in education. The growth of School Choice Week has paralleled PLF’s own growth in school choice advocacy and litigation. This year, School Choice ...

August 27, 2015

Revisiting my podcast with Cato's Andrew Coulson

For Back to School Choice Week 2015, I am reposting my podcast with Andrew Coulson, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute. It is the best podcast I have been a part of, and it is especially apt for Back to School Choice Week. Andrew and I discuss a variety of school ...

August 25, 2015

The economic underpinnings of school choice

Two seemingly unrelated phenomena in education often befuddle those interested in the topic. First, substandard public schools continue to fail no matter how much money the government throws their way. Second, teachers’ unions across the country categorically oppose school choice programs of all shapes and sizes. The same economic principle e ...

August 24, 2015

Back to School Choice 2015

School choice is too important to only celebrate for one week in January, so three years ago PLF created Back to School Choice Week. Much like it’s bigger brother Back to School Choice Week is designed to raise awareness of school choice. As children are headed back to school after the summer, we think it’s an important ...

January 30, 2015

Wrapping up National School Choice Week 2015

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 ...