North Carolina Legislature Passes Educational Choice Program

German home-schoolers to appeal to Supreme Court

Educational Choice Becomes Reality In North Carolina

Public schools can be fixed by ending compulsory attendance law

Vouching for Tolerance at Religious Schools | Jay Greenburg at WSJ

Ohio governor signs statewide voucher expansion for low-income students

Catholics Fire Back At Obama Over School Comments: ‘anti-faith, Secular Agenda Shamelessly On Full Display’

6th Circuit orders Justice Department to respond to Romeike appeal | HSLDA

Judge strikes down state education tax credit program, appeal expected | NH Union Leader

NH judge rules against school choice | Alliance Defending Freedom

Court Behavior In Homeschool Fight ‘unconscionable’ | World Net Daily

Truancy Laws in Texas Challenged by Students

North Carolina House Passes Educational Choice Program

U.S. Senate Committee Votes Down ‘School Choice’ Amendment, Americans United for Sep. of Church and State celebrates

Swedish Supremes Unmoved by Unprecedented Contact in Homeschool Case | HSLDA

NJ Ed Commissioner Denies Children Innovative Educational Options

Re: Asylum for Homeschoolers | Benjamin Brophy at American Spectator

Wisconsin slated to improve voucher funding but provide little expansion to school choice program

WI: Voucher expansion clear hurdles on way to final vote

IN: Court Says State Civil Rights Commission Has Jurisdiction Over Homeschooling Organization

Charter Schools: Modern Education at Its Finest | NCPA Policy Digest

GOP pressures Holder to grant asylum to Germans who want to homeschool kids

Authorities Detect Homeschoolers; Family Flees to Austria

Iowa’s School Choice Program Expands

“Family Denied Asylum In Us, They Should Have Said They Were Gay”

Asylum and Homeschoolers | Eugene Volokh

6th Circuit upholds denial of asylum for persecuted German homeschoolers

Indiana expands school voucher program | Patheos

ACLU seeks records tied to $11 million in state grants to religious schools

Indiana expands school voucher program | DFW Catholic

Federal Court Revives Mich. Law Barring Teachers’ Union Deductions

Swedish homeschooler persecution challenged | Baptist Press

Louisiana Supreme Court Invalidates State School Voucher Program

Louisiana Voucher Remains Legal, AFC Urges Legislature To Resolve Funding Issue

Another step in saga of Swedish home-schooling family | One News Now

Swedish court rejects homeschool family’s desperate appeal | LifeSiteNews

Charter Schools, the Establishment Clause, and the Neoliberal Turn in Public Education | Aaron J. Saiger at Fordham Law

Another appeal to Sweden re: home-schooling family | One News Now

Swedish Court Rejects Homeschool Family’s Desperate Appeal | HSLDA

La. Teachers’ Union President: School Choice ‘Taking Our Children From Us’

Some Republicans help defeat Florida school choice legislation in Senate

National Association of Evangelicals Supports Tax Credit for Businesses

TN: Charter schools win $91 million for facilities

Pennsylvania district may become first in the nation to switch to all charter schools

State officials keep boy “captive” for four years | MercatorNet

Homeschoolers’ request for asylum questioned by judges

U.S. Christians Rally Around Home-Schooling Romeiki Family Facing Deportation

Supreme Court of Sweden asked to free abducted homeschooled boy | Alliance Defending Freedom

Sweden: Homeschool Parents Have 1 Shot To See Son Again | WorldNetDaily

Teachers Unions Challenge Virtual Education | NCPA Policy Digest

    NCPA Policy Digest: In states where online education has been implemented, local and state teachers unions have challenged virtual education in court by seeking to limit enrollment in the charter schools that utilize the technology, by pushing for virtual schools to be closed and by seeking to limit enrollment to students who live “in district,” despite that defeating the benefits of the Internet.


  • Posted: 04/22/2013
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AZ Senate votes to expand school tax credits

Defending Christian Taxpayers And The Religious Freedom Of Families

TN: Proposed charter school panel would oversee Knox, 4 other counties

ACLU, AU attacks on NH school choice program rebutted | Alliance Defending Freedom

ACLU petitions Colorado Supreme Court to overturn Douglas County school voucher decision

School Choice as Social Justice | Kristina Johannes at The Catholic Thing

The Sound of Tyranny for German Home School Family | Robert Knight at Townhall

Focus on the Family Executive: Homeschool Asylum Case ‘Critical’

Maryland: ACLU protests state funding for private schools

The Ongoing Fight For Schoolchildren’s Religious Freedom | Alan Sears

Should Public Money Be Used for Private Schools? | PBS

Governor Deal, Georgia Legislature Strengthen And Expand Educational Choice Program For Families

Indiana voucher victory: Unions lose another challenge to school reform for the poor.

Chicago GOP Proposes Vouchers, Parent Takeover Of Closing Public Schools

GA charter school parent trigger legislation pulled

Charter Schools: What a Recent Labor-Relations Decision Teaches Us About the Meaning of “Public” and “Private”

    Alexander Volokh at Reason Foundation: Contracting with a private corporation to deliver an activity may alter the labor-management relations regime and the ADA regime but not the RLUIPA regime. The constitutional state-action regime may be unchanged with respect to the population served, but may be radically different with respect to hiring and firing decisions. What other regimes are altered may also depend on what conditions the contractor committed to fulfill in its contract. How, then, do we define “public” vs. “private,” “government” vs. “private sector,” “instrumentality of government” vs. “mere contractor”, “state actor” vs. “private actor”? We don’t. Each of these terms is a shorthand designating a broad set of attributes, and contracting out is all about exploring the limits of these concepts. For any given statute or constitutional provision, different rules might be appropriate in different contexts.


  • Posted: 03/21/2013
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New Marquette Poll: Majority Supports Major School Choice Expansion

The Romeikes’ Fight for Individual Liberty | Jillian Kay Melchior at NRO

Parents Rally To Defend Louisiana Scholarship Program Before Supreme Court Hearing

Arizona Leads Nation in School Choice

Louisiana Voucher Plan Forces Taxpayers To Subsidize Religious Instruction, Says Americans United

Families Win Legal Victory In Alabama Supreme Court School Choice Case