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  • Educational opportunity is a family-wide benefit

    Educational opportunity is a family-wide benefit0

    • June 4, 2018

    How does expanded educational opportunity impact families in terms of expectations, habits, and aspirations? This central question too often gets lost in purely data-driven debates about private school choice programs. Given the early evidence, perhaps it is time to change that. Longstanding public policy debates often begin to take on a strange feeling of deja

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  • Montana high court set to rule on state’s discrimination against religious schools

    Montana high court set to rule on state’s discrimination against religious schools0

    • March 27, 2018

    The ignominious death of a critical educational choice case at the hands of a newly elected school board majority in Colorado dealt a serious blow to disadvantaged students nationwide. However, the debate about Blaine Amendments goes on. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a similar case in Montana, will get its day in court on

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  • A suburban school board just set back educational opportunity for all Americans

    A suburban school board just set back educational opportunity for all Americans0

    • December 14, 2017

    Last week, the new 7-0 union-backed school board in Douglas County, Colorado, voted to repeal a first-of-its-kind local voucher program and to end the district’s role in a related constitutional case involving nonpublic parental choice. In so doing, the board drastically decreased the likelihood that the case will ever reach a final resolution — a

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  • A national teachers’ union’s war machine is on the move in Colorado

    A national teachers’ union’s war machine is on the move in Colorado0

    • October 23, 2017

    For months, one of America’s most important fights over parental choice in education has been raging on suburban street corners, in school gymnasiums, and in voters’ mailboxes in Douglas County, Colo. Now, the nature of the race has been irrevocably altered in its final weeks by the full-scale deployment of a national teachers’ union’s political war machine.

    As the county’s Nov. 7 school board election rapidly approaches, the nation’s second-largest national teachers union has thrown down the gauntlet in a bid to strangle parental choice. With two slates of candidates vying for four open seats on the district’s seven-member board of education, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in Washington, D.C., pumped $300,000 into the race in early October.

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  • How a Colorado school board race has national implications for education and religious liberty

    How a Colorado school board race has national implications for education and religious liberty0

    • July 30, 2017

    A wise man once said that all politics is local. Nowhere is that aphorism better illustrated than Douglas County, Colorado, where education politics and an ongoing constitutional fight over educational choice have converged to create perhaps the most consequential school board election in modern American history. Here, in a largely suburban county thousands of miles removed from the national stage of Washington, D.C., the futures of tens of thousands of students across America may well be decided.

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  • The battle is over, and school choice won

    The battle is over, and school choice won0

    • April 18, 2017

    Choice opponents’ protestations, sweeping statements, and heated rhetoric may serve well as a temporary balm for the fact that their rigid vision of education is rapidly fading into the mists of history, but they ultimately cannot slow the inexorable march of educational progress.

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