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    A Historic Week for Parental Choice in Education, from D.C. to the Heartland

    The month of March closed with a victorious week for schoolchildren and families across the nation. School choice bills passed in both Washington, D.C., and in Indiana to expand educational options for students. In Washington, the SOAR Act sailed through the House on a 225–195 vote, reauthorizing and expanding the … More

    School Choice in D.C. Isn't About Politics, It's About the Kids

    I’ve spent most of my life working to advance school choice — to give all parents the power to decide where their children go to school. Most Americans support this idea, but in reality only those parents with the financial means can decide where to send their kids to school, … More

    VIDEO: Speaker Boehner Makes the Case for School Choice in D.C.

      Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is out with a new video that highlights the significance of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides low-income students with a scholarship to attend a private school. Today the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the SOAR Act, which restores funding … More

    A First Step in Congress for School Choice in D.C

    Earlier today, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, a bill sponsored by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, passed out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and is now on its way to consideration in the House. The bill passed by … More

    Cowboy Preschool

    Sen. Harry Reid’s (D–NV) comments yesterday about cowboy poetry may have received the most attention on the Senate floor yesterday morning, but his pleas for the failed Head Start preschool program were just as preposterous. Arguing against the omnibus spending bill under consideration, the Senator said: Here are some of … More

    Wisconsin: An Education in Special Interest Power

    Early yesterday morning, the Wisconsin assembly passed Governor Scott Walker’s (R) budget repair bill, which includes language requiring public employees to contribute 5.8 percent of their salaries to cover the cost of their pensions and pay 12 percent of their health insurance premiums. The measure also significantly limits collective bargaining … More

    When It Comes to Education Unions, It's Power, Not People

    After days of lost class time for Wisconsin students, teachers have returned to school. Yet Governor Scott Walker (R) is still faced with the demands of teachers unions who are pushing against reforms that would restructure teacher pension and benefit plans and reform unions’ collective bargaining power. While unions announced … More

    Another Year, Another Reckless Education Budget

    If there existed a company that for nearly half a century had failed to improve upon its product, had watched as other companies passed it by in its ability to be innovative, and all the while had more than tripled its overhead costs, it’s unlikely that company would be in … More

    New Direction for Education Policy in the House

    When the 112th Congress convenes in January, the House Education and Labor Committee will have a new chairman with a strong record of reform: Representative John Kline of Minnesota. In a press release statement earlier today, Kline stated: My goal for the federal programs and agencies that oversee our schools … More

    The Truth Behind Superman

    The documentary film Waiting for Superman follows five children and their families as they struggle to find educational opportunities.  Fed up with the ineffective public schools in their communities, but unable to freely transfer their tax dollars to a school of their choice, the families enter lotteries for the few … More