By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Feb 03, 2016 1:35 PM | 9
School choice can be a politicized issue, but there are signs it is becoming less so, at least on some issues in some venues. Over the past two weeks, a pair of events were held supporting school choice, and they were remarkably bipartisan. On Jan. 19, in response to a suit filed by the Florida Education Association seeking to kill […]
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Feb 01, 2016 10:58 AM | 7
Florida mom Olivia Huron-Schaeffer has written a piece for Florida Today in which she refutes a column by Richard Smith, president of the Brevard teachers union. She pushes back against claims that scholarship programs hurt public education, and takes on other well-worn examples of misinformation about school choice, such as the idea that charter schools cherry-pick students. […]
By John Bicknell | Watchdog.org | Jan 25, 2016 12:34 PM
Although it’s only January, quite a bit is already happening in the school choice space this year, and the Cato institute has has created a roundup of stories to watch. It will be hard to top the progress made in 2015, but it is encouraging to see so many positive signs to start the new year [...]
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Nov 24, 2015 2:35 PM
While school choice can sometimes seem like a partisan issue, it’s important to remember that there are those on both sides of the aisle supporting access to a good education. The Sunshine State News writes about a group in Florida that is working to enlist support from both the political right and left.