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Spring Break
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Spring Break

Congress has recessed for Easter and Passover and most school children across America have a break in classes to celebrate the holidays. The biggest Supreme Court decision relating to education since Brown vs. Board of Education is expected within a few months. The federal government has just expanded its role and funding for K-12 education in America. At the same time, most states and local governments are at least looking to freeze spending after years of big increases because state and local budgets are coming up short.

03/26/2002
Why Cleveland needs school choice
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Why Cleveland needs school choice

The Washington Times Copyright 2002 Saturday, February 23, 2002 LETTERS Why Cleveland needs school choice The fate of the Cleveland school district's voucher program is now in the hands of the Supreme Court, who must decide whether the inclusion of religious schools violates the First Amendment. With religious schools providing the only alternative for most Cleveland students, the importance of the court's decision for their well-being cannot be underestimated.

02/23/2002
Why Cleveland needs school choice
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Why Cleveland needs school choice

 I would like to commend Robert Holland's outstanding column, "Hearts, minds, and vouchers," in your Feb. 19 Commentary section. But I would like to expand on his depiction of Cleveland schools.

02/23/2002
End the Public School Monopoly: America Needs Competition in Education
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End the Public School Monopoly: America Needs Competition in Education

This week, as we celebrate President’s Day, all across the country school kids are learning the history of great American leaders like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Unfortunately, while we celebrate our common history, not all American kids have access to the same quality education.

02/20/2002
We Shouldn't Give Up Battle for Choice in American Schools
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We Shouldn't Give Up Battle for Choice in American Schools

As published in The Dallas Morning News, September 11, 2001 Students have returned from their summer break blissfully unaware of the battles being fought on their behalf across the country. The fiercest and most critical of those battles is being fought over the future shape of our public education system. What is the truth about U.S. public education? It isn't a simple story, of course, but it is one where bad news still is the rule rather than the exception.

09/11/2001
Capitol Comment 298: Expanding Children’s Education Opportunities
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Capitol Comment 298: Expanding Children’s Education Opportunities

State and federal policymakers alike are responding to calls from parents, taxpayers, and scholars to improve education by putting an end to the "one-size-fits-all" approach that most states currently use. Different states are taking different approaches to the issue.  

07/27/2001
William J. Bennett on the Low Income School Choice Demonstration Act
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William J. Bennett on the Low Income School Choice Demonstration Act

Empower America Co-Director William J. Bennett, who served as the Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan, today urged the Senate to pass the Low Income School Choice Demonstration Act, introduced by Senator Judd Gregg.

06/12/2001
William J. Bennett on the Low Income School Choice Demonstration Act
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William J. Bennett on the Low Income School Choice Demonstration Act

Empower America Co-Director William J. Bennett, who served as the Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan, today urged the Senate to pass the Low Income School Choice Demonstration Act, introduced by Senator Judd Gregg.

06/12/2001
Voucher plan changes: Is it politics or progress?;
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Voucher plan changes: Is it politics or progress?;

BY MARILYN BROWN

TAMPA - Florida's voucher program remains alive but is facing changes after school grades improve. America's only statewide school voucher program, once either feared or hoped to encompass hundreds of schools, is changing fast. Because Florida's annual report card flunked no schools this year, Gov. Jeb Bush's voucher program remains stalled at 51 students from two Escambia County schools who are using public money to pay private school tuition.

05/31/2001
Congress's Virtual School Reform
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Congress's Virtual School Reform

As published in The New York Times, May 18, 2001 The Senate will soon complete work on President Bush's education bill, just as the House begins to consider amendments to it. Without some fundamental changes, however, this once bold plan is scarcely worth enacting.

05/18/2001

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