Posts Tagged:education choice

Supreme Court Rules Maine Cannot Exclude Religious Schools from Tuition-Assistance Program

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that it is unconstitutional for Maine to exclude religious schools from a program that provides tuition assistance for students to attend private schools. The Court, in a 6-3 ruling in Carson v. Makin, found that the program violates the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. The program requires…Read More

Gov. Stitt signs controversial bill regulating school bathrooms into law

A controversial sex education bill that has an amendment to regulate school bathrooms is now Oklahoma law. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 615 into law on Wednesday. The new law, which went into effect upon Stitt’s signature, requires sex education materials used in school counselor-led meetings or classes to be inspected by the student’s parents…Read More

Randi Weingarten Claims Parental-Choice Legislation Is the ‘Way in Which Wars Start’

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten suggested that parental-choice legislation like that spearheaded by Republican-controlled Florida and Virginia could sow the seeds of violent conflict. “This notion — we’ve been very lucky in America, and we in some ways live in a bubble for a long time,” she said during an April 13 radio…Read More

Growing Number of States Consider Parental Rights Bills like Florida’s

Lawmakers across the country are proposing bills similar to the Parental Rights in Education bill recently signed into law by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, NPR reports. “First Florida. Then Alabama. Now, lawmakers in Ohio and Louisiana are considering legislation that mimics the Florida law,” according to NPR: And Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll…Read More

Watch: News9 Features Catholic Conference on Ed Choice

It’s Day 1 of the 2022 legislative session. News9’s capitol reporters Augusta McDonnell and Storme Jones join me tonight at 7p for a review of the day’s events and the governor’s address. Plus, just what is behind the governor’s call for the ‘Oklahoma Empowerment Act?’ We’ll begin a multi-part examination of this legislation tonight starting…Read More

A lot of public school employees like private school choice

Many public school districts oppose private school choice, but in Florida, one of the most choice-rich states in America, many of their employees embrace it. This school year, at least 2,600 public school district employees in Florida are sending their children to private schools using the state’s two main private school choice programs. We know…Read More