Posts Tagged:school choice

Opinion: Universal school choice is needed now more than ever

What social institutions have the most immediate and strongest impact on a child’s development and well-being? According to researchers for the Pew Charitable Trust’s Economic Mobility Project, it’s the child’s family circumstances, with schools ranking as the second-most important factor. In the U.S., family circumstances and schools are closely linked, because most cities and counties…Read More

Opinion: OEA Attack on ‘Elite’ Kids Is Disappointing

Last week, committees in the Oklahoma House and Senate each advanced legislation to raise the cap on the amount of tax credits that can be issued to those donating to scholarship-granting organizations for needy children. Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest decried the decision, declaring the program is “benefiting an elite few.” Elite? That’s an…Read More

Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week: Jan 28 – Feb 3

National Catholic Schools Week 2018 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 28–February 3. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. As Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, chairman of the U. S. Conference…Read More