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Newspaper: School Choice Could Expand to Greater Wisconsin

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM | Wisconsin

RACINE - If some in the state Legislature have their way, a school-choice voucher program could come to Racine Unified. Such a move could give local parents more say in their children's education by offering a publicly funded option besides Unified.

Milwaukee School Choice Students Show Higher Graduation Rates

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 10:11 PM | Wisconsin

Milwaukee—High school graduation rates in Milwaukee have risen steadily since 2003, with students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) more likely to receive diplomas than students in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).  These are the key findings in a new report by University of Minnesota Professor John Robert Warren, a national expert.

Pennsylvania Leaders To Promote School Choice Plan

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 09:35 PM | Pennsylvania

This week Pennsylvanians will get a look at a plan to use state money to give low-income families alternatives to public school.

State Sens. Jeffrey Piccola, R-Dauphin, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, will release their proposal for a tuition voucher system mid-week. Parents could use the money to send their child to a public, parochial or private school of their choice.

Choice Proponent Makes Case for Expanded Opportunities

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 07:25 PM | Indiana

Amid all the chatter about school choice and education reform in Indiana, I want to pose a simple question.

Why not?

Why not give all families the freedom to choose effective schools that motivate and challenge their children -- regardless of whether they are public, charter or private schools? It is simply immoral to base the quality of a child's education on the zip code of the parents.