Education

Expanding Education Savings Accounts

For the third time, Congress may pass a bill to expand educational opportunities for the children of middle- and lower-income families. The Affordable Education Act (S. 1134) being considered by Congr…

Teacher Accountability in Charter Schools
Charter schools are public schools that operate with a great deal of autonomy, free from many of the regulations of traditional public schools. One difference is that teachers in charter schools gener…
The Private School Voucher Movement

While the issue of using tax-funded vouchers to provide school choice is being debated and contested in the courts, an increasing number of privately funded voucher programs across the nation are maki…

Are School Vouchers Constitutional?

Many legislators who vote for sweeping government programs without a second thought about their constitutionality suddenly grow concerned when the issue is school vouchers. The moment a dollar of publ…

Answering Objections to School Vouchers in D.C.

President Clinton has vetoed a federally funded voucher bill that would have given about 2,000 scholar ships of up to $3,200 each to children from low-income families in the District of Columbia's tro…

Private Vouchers for Educational Choice

While a debate rages over whether parents should be able to use tax money - or tax credits - to choose between public and private schools for their children, the movement to provide school choice to c…

The Voucher Wars

Tax-funded vouchers are allowing some inner-city children in two large cities to escape failing public schools - but not without fierce opposition, primarily from teachers' unions and from those who q…

Choice and Accountability: Texas Leads the Way

Texas has adopted one of the most liberal charter school laws in the country. It also has established one of the first statewide school accountability systems, a model for the nation. Rigorous testing…