A legislative roundup of school choice proposals
John Bicknell | February 14, 2017
Education Week reports on the wide range of states that are considering expanding school choice in their 2017 legislative sessions, and on a couple where opponents are trying to roll back the clock. EdWeek cites Arkansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas as prime targets of opportunity for reformers. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Nevada are trying to rollback […]
Low-tax economists say taxpayers won major legislative battles in 2016
Low-tax economists say taxpayers won major legislative battles in 2016
Johnny Kampis | February 13, 2017
Economists for the American Legislative Exchange Council said taxpayers won some significant policy battles — while losing some others — in 2016 legislative sessions.
Missouri becomes 28th right-to-work state
Johnny Kampis | February 06, 2017
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed right-to-work legislation Thursday, making the state the 28th to enact laws that prevent workers from having to join a union to get or keep a job. The Republican, who took office last month, had pledged to sign right-to-work as a campaign promise. His predecessor, Democrat Jay Nixon, vetoed a bill […]
Missouri right-to-work bill awaits governor’s signature
Missouri right-to-work bill awaits governor’s signature
Johnny Kampis | February 03, 2017
“We aren’t just fighting for more jobs. We are fighting just to be on the list of consideration."
Missouri poised to pass right-to-work legislation; New Hampshire up next
Missouri poised to pass right-to-work legislation; New Hampshire up next
Johnny Kampis | January 20, 2017
“We’re pretty confident this year,” Greg Mourad, vice president of the National Right to Work Committee, told Watchdog.org. “I do expect it to pass.”
Female student punished for false accusation of sexual assault
Female student punished for false accusation of sexual assault
Ashe Schow | November 30, 2016
Too often, students who make false accusations of sexual assault receive no punishment. This needs to change.
Kansas City charter looks to turn around bad neighborhood
Amelia Hamilton | August 05, 2016
The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy in East Kansas City hopes to transform the neighborhood in which it's located into one of opportunity.
Judge rejects parents’ plea to be heard in charter lawsuit
Amelia Hamilton | July 21, 2016
A federal judge has rejected an effort by charter school parents to join defendants in a lawsuit filed by the NAACP and St Louis Public Schools  over charter funding. U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey ruled that LaDiva Pierce and Ken Ross Jr. do not have standing to join the suit. Read more here.
Missouri judge considers standing of parents in charter school funding debate
Amelia Hamilton | July 14, 2016
A lawsuit filed in April by St. Louis Public Schools, the NAACP, and co-plaintiffs could mean the loss of tens of millions of dollars to charter schools in the city, and parents of children attending those schools want their voices to be heard, St. Louis Public Radio reports. In the lawsuit, district schools argue that […]
Missouri school transfer law victory highlights need for school choice
Missouri school transfer law victory highlights need for school choice
Heather Kays | June 10, 2016
A ruling this week in favor of parents trying to use the Missouri school transfer law is one small victory in a much larger school choice battle. The state’s school transfer law, designed to allow parents to move their children from failing traditional public schools to better performing districts, has been in and out of the […]