Over two million children homeschooled in U.S.

NYT discussion: Do home schoolers deserve a tax break?

Former Idaho charter school poised for Bible fight

Sweden: Psych studies ordered for jailed homeschooling dad

Charter school appeal filed with SJ County Board of Education

ACLU opposes all-male charter school in Madison

Minn. Star Tribune: Share best practices from charter schools

NCA Bible lawsuit continues in court

U.S. a refuge for homeschoolers – for now

9th Circuit allows Nampa Classical Academy Bible lawsuit

Chicago: Meeks wants to give private-school vouchers to 50,000 students

Does school choice work?

    Frederick M. Hess writing at National Affairs: “These would seem to be dark days for the school-choice movement, as several early champions of choice have publicly expressed their disillusionment . . . To many who hold out hope that choice can help fix what ails America’s schools, these hedges and reversals have been startling. And yet, looking back, it is hard to see how they were not inevitable. . . The questions to focus on are when, how, and why deregulation and monopoly-busting improve the quality and cost effectiveness of goods and services — and whether they can do the same for K-12 schooling. What would a vibrant market in K-12 education look like? To what degree has it really been tried? What needs to change in order to bring about such a market, and how would we assess whether it is in fact improving the education received by children in America’s schools?”

  • Posted: 12/14/2010
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When will Black churches start their own schools?

Dramatic election gains for school choice

Sweden “trying to justify” wrong homeschooling decision

Update on homeschooling father jailed by Swedish gov’t

Teachers union rips outreach to charters

Swedish Government Jails Homeschool Father

The Secular State’s Homeschooling Crackdown

The GOP’s education dilemma

CO: Americans United issues warning to DougCo School District

“Gay lobby” propagandizes for “school bullying” legislation

Conservatives can reclaim choice, federalism, and results in education

Minn. judge rejects bid to oust ACLU’s attorneys in suit against charter school

Boehner: A leader on school choice

Charter schools with ties to religious groups raise fears about state funds’ use

Charters give education in New Orleans a fresh start

New Harvard report on Arizona’s tuition tax credit debunks myths

D.C. offers lesson in Charter Schools 101

What the election results mean for state education reform

Kline to push for school vouchers

School choice in Canada: Lessons for America

Charter schools retain students better than nearby public schools

David French on tax-credit voucher programs

CO: Douglas County School District considers starting voucher program

Greg Baylor: Washington Post agrees with ADF on school choice

Attorneys: Supreme Court favored school choice

High Court weighs tax credit for religious school scholarships

Parents decide where AZ school tax credit money goes

Arizona’s tuition tax credit debated at U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court wrestles over religious scholarship program

Solicitor general surprises justices with standing argument in religious schools case

Case could end religious scholarship donations

AU: “Supreme Court considers legality of Ariz. religious school aid”

AZ school choice case: Does it hinge on whether the government owns everything?

NJ: Bergen County charter school is denied approval after facing opposition from public school officials

Heritage Foundation: School choice on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court

To choose or not to choose: That’s the U.S. Supreme Court’s question Wednesday

ACSTO: Is it a sour lemon, or just sour grapes?

Film review: The myth of charter schools

    Diane Ravitch writing at The New York Review of Books: “Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for ‘Superman’ . . . arrived in late September with the biggest publicity splash I have ever seen for a documentary . . . The message of these films has become alarmingly familiar: American public education is a failed enterprise. The problem is not money. Public schools already spend too much. Test scores are low because there are so many bad teachers, whose jobs are protected by powerful unions . . . The movie asserts a central thesis in today’s school reform discussion: the idea that teachers are the most important factor determining student achievement. But this proposition is false.”

  • Posted: 10/22/2010
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Battle over education: Michelle Rhee, Tim Pawlenty and teacher unions

    MinnPost.com: “[O]ver the past month and a half . . . Pawlenty has subtly yet clearly laid out his education platform for the nation. It merges his aspirational record in Minnesota (that is, what he’s glad he did and would have liked to do but couldn’t) with related policies that fall outside a governor’s state-focused purview . . . His self-association with Rhee, meanwhile, gives a large window into what Pawlenty views as an exemplary record that he would say ought to serve as a model for other school districts across the nation.”

  • Posted: 10/21/2010
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Swedish court ignoring family

Islamic public school threatens and intimidates witnesses in ACLU lawsuit

Heritage Foundation: Media Matters Tries but Fails to Refute the School Choice Evidence

Gates Foundation Aims to Put The .Edu in Education

    Education News: According to Bill Gates, it might be the future of education, or at least a piece of it. Online learning, to many, is still a mystery, and so the Gates Foundation announced today that it’s committing $20 million to develop online learning opportunities — in hopes that taking (and fostering) virtual action will boost America’s sagging college graduation rate.”

  • Posted: 10/12/2010
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Origins of Charter Schools Timeline

PA: Monroe County school district revokes school’s charter

David Cortman: Should the ACLU have a right to make a federal case out of your decision to tithe to your church?

Swedish judge blasts homeschool family’s reunion hopes

Homeschoolers leave Sweden under pressure and protest

Homeschooling family fears own government; won’t return to home

NC: Charters sue Durham schools, saying they’re owed $1.2 million

The AZ school choice case & religious associational freedom

David Cortman: If plaintiffs in AZ school choice case don’t have standing, they can’t sit in court

Charter school group to raise $160M

FFRF signs onto AHA brief challenging tax credit for religious schools