The battle over school choice begins in Nevada

September 01, 2015 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

The ACLU plans to sink school choice in Nevada. In June, Nevada passed the nation’s first universal Education Savings Account. The law allows students to take their allotment of per-pupil public school funding and direct it towards tuition for the school of their choice. In short, it offers a lifeline to parents and kids who want to … ...


National School Choice Week : A primer on school choice

January 26, 2015 | By RALPH KASARDA

Do you know all there is to know about school choice?  As PLF begins its celebration of National School Choice Week, here is a short orientation to explain what school choice encompasses. Growing up long ago in a low-income family, school choice to me was whether I walked or rode my bike to my local neighborhood public … ...


School vouchers : a valuable tool for desegregation

August 22, 2014 | By RALPH KASARDA

A court’s ruling this week that North Carolina’s school voucher program is unconstitutional is unfortunate, given that the most likely beneficiaries of the program are disadvantaged minority students.  The program aims to provide as much as $4,200 annually for low-income families trying to get their children out of failing public scho ...


Common Core doth protest too much

December 02, 2013 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

A nationalized school curriculum would be bad enough if it were constrained to public schools, but the latest Common Core developments show that the purported “standards” threaten to standardize not just the curriculums of traditional public schools, but charter schools, private schools, and home schooling parents as well. … ...


"The paramount duty of the state"


Author: Daniel Himebaugh Last week, a Washington State judge ruled that Washington violated its constitution by failing to appropriate enough money to fund the state's public education system.  The court ordered the state to take two steps: (1) determine how much it will cost to provide a basic program of education, and (2) provide " ...