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    The Ticket to the American Dream: School Choice

    “School choice wasn’t the difference between two schools; it was the difference between two different paths of life,” said Friendship Collegiate Academy senior Daniel Spruill at the 2014 National School Choice Week whistle-stop event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night. In its fourth year, National School Choice Week (NSCW) celebrates … More

    Is Your Child in the Right School?

    South Carolina mom Lisa Stevens wasn’t satisfied with her child’s school. Then she heard about charter schools and discovered she could get a group of people together and start one. Nathan, a second-grader in Arizona with a learning disability, is thriving in a small class with teachers who are able … More

    Choice Monday: Parents Camp Out for Educational Options

    Parents in Memphis, Tennessee, have demonstrated why National School Choice Week—which kicks off on Saturday—could not come a moment too soon. Memphis parents are camping out—in subzero temperatures—for the third year in a row in front of Shelby County School District headquarters to have a chance at registering their children … More

    Happy 10th Anniversary, D.C. School Choice!

    Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law the D.C. School Choice Incentive Act, creating the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP). The law marked a sea change for the educational opportunities available to children from low-income families in the nation’s capital. Thanks to the DCOSP, 1,638 students … More

    School Choice in the Time of Calvin Coolidge

    Some may think school choice is a new idea. Not so. In fact, the nation’s first voucher program began back in 1869 in the state of Vermont. Former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge attended an exceptional example of one of the state’s “voucher schools.” Amity Shlaes of the George W. Bush … More

    Heritage in Focus: Wrapping up School Choice Week (PODCAST)

    Heritage’s Lindsey Burke, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education, discusses the benefits of school choice and the events of the third annual School Choice Week being celebrated across the country on this week’s Heritage in Focus. Learn how parental choice in education has benefited our children—and how this choice is … More

    National School Choice Week: Parents Hold the Key to Advancing Choice

    It is an exciting time for all! National School Choice Week is in full swing, highlighting all kinds of educational options for families across America. I am excited to have joined the National School Choice Week “Special,” a whistle-stop train tour in support of school choice. Meeting parents and advocates … More

    WATCH: Friday Lunch Hangout on School Choice

    Friday concludes the 3rd annual National School Choice week. This year was the biggest year ever with over 3,600 events nationwide celebrating the benefits that school choice provides to children across the country. Join us on Friday, February 1, at Noon ET for our Google+ Hangout. We will be hosting … More

    National School Choice Week - Artur Davis: School Choice Is About "Basic Principles"

    The 7th grade class in Highland Park, Michigan’s school district was given an assignment: Write a one-paragraph essay on “what could make the school better.” Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis, who celebrated National School Choice Week at The Heritage Foundation’s event “Choosing to Succeed,” presented a particularly alarming response: [Y]ou … More