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August 28, 2014

New Hampshire school choice victory

This morning, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the state’s landmark Education Tax Credit Program. The Program allows businesses to claim a tax credit on their tax bill for donations to tuition scholarship organizations approved by the state. Those organizations, in turn, provide scholarships to low-income students to attend public or ...

April 22, 2014

The Common Core blues: one size education doesn't fit all

Below is a collaboration between singer/songwriter Scott Simpson and South Dakota high school teachers, aptly titled,  “The Common Core blues.”  This lament may become the anthem for teachers across America, as states continue to accept the bribes inducements the federal government is offering in exchange for adopting Common Core. ...

March 26, 2013

Indiana Supreme Court upholds voucher program

Last year, PLF filed an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of Indiana's voucher program. Today, the Indiana Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion holding that the program is indeed constitutional.  Indiana's voucher program is one of the most expansive school choice reforms in the country, permitting any free- or reduced-lunch eligib ...

January 22, 2013

Anti-choice groups file lawsuit against New Hampshire school choice law

Last year, New Hampshire passed an exciting new school choice law.  The measure was so widely lauded that legislators overrode the governor’s veto.  It is a tax credit plan that gives New Hampshire businesses a tax deduction if they donate to a school tuition organization.  Thus, instead of that business’s tax money going into the s ...

January 26, 2012

School Choice Week: the best answer to a multiple choice problem

What is the goal of School Choice Week?  The official slogan of School Choice Week is: “Shining a spotlight on effective education options for every child.”  In essence, then, the purpose is to bring attention to two glaring realities of our nation’s traditional public education system: 1) it has been failing; and 2) we need ...