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School choice advocates celebrate win in Nevada, gear up for next round

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, National, Nevada, News  /  No Comments


Nevada’s education savings account program does not violate a constitutional ban on using taxpayer money for religious purposes, Las Vegas District Court Judge Eric Johnson has ruled. Johnson dismissed the lawsuit challenging the law on Wednesday, ruling that the ESA program was “neutral with respect to religion” because parents, not state officials, decide whether to use […]

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Next up: Combining tax-credit scholarships and ESAs

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Education, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Missouri lawmakers are toying with the idea of combining two bulwarks of the school choice movement – tax credit scholarships and education savings accounts

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NAEP scores raise questions about student achievement gap

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments


The deluge of stories debating exactly how bad the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress scores are will continue to flood news feeds and education sites for weeks to come, but one thing is clear – the achievement gap is widening, even if it’s only a little. The assessment, also known as the Nation’s Report Card […]

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Unions celebrate ruling on mandatory fees, but the debate continues

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  California, Judiciary, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Tuesday’s 4-4 Supreme Court decision allowing public employee unions to keep taking mandatory fees was, predictably, celebrated by union officials.

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Hunger in Texas forever?

By   /  March 10, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Texas  /  No Comments

Don't expect anyone to face up to the problems of federal food programs anytime soon, Tanner says.

This is a story about how the poor get fed in Texas and what the public gets fed about how the poor get fed. Confused? Don’t be. This feeding cycle is actually quite regular, orderly and based on a single premise: Hunger in the most bountiful country in human history is eternal. About a week […]

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U.S. mission takes the gas in Afghanistan

By   /  November 2, 2015  /  National, News  /  No Comments

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As the Obama administration moves special-ops forces into Syria, incidents of waste, fraud and abuse are dogging the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

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