school choice

Supporting black lives means supporting school choice

Nyarok Tot & Walter Blanks, Washington Examiner

We fight for families who desperately want better for their children’s education. Without educational opportunity, our own stories would be vastly different. While we grapple with centuries of violence and discrimination and engage now in this urgent national conversation, we do not need to lock arms with the ones who hold us down by denying yet another generation with the liberation that comes from a high-quality education. We urge you to redirect your efforts toward truly listening to those fighting for a better and more just future. With all due respect, if you can’t do that, get out of our way.

Mayor Pete's 'Promise'

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

Mayor Pete Buttigieg wants to facilitate "choice" when it comes to killing an unborn child but not when it comes to educating a born one. Buttigieg opposes using federal funds to give parents vouchers. His campaign has published a policy paper that states his position on this. "And because public dollars should fund public schools, Pete will continue to oppose the implementation of any federal school voucher program," it says. In Buttigieg's America, parents who want to teach their children that marriage is between a man and woman, and that a men's room is for men, better have enough money to send their children to a private school that shares their values. Buttigieg clearly does not.

Conservative Star News Digital Media Announces Principles on K-12 Education

Conservatives should, at a minimum, demand adherence to these principles from every candidate running for the School Board, because the Soros-funded Left has a well thought out and well-funded plan to continue the Leftward movement and radical transformation of American K-12 education.

Busing, No; School Choice, Yes

Stephen Moore, CNS News

We know there is a better way to make schools colorblind — and improve student learning — without forcing kids to attend schools they don't want to. That is to expand parental choice options that include public, private and parochial schools and let the education dollars follow the children. Sadly, many of the same politicians who still defend mandatory desegregation through busing of children also vehemently oppose allowing kids to get on a bus and attend schools — public or parochial or private — that parents do want for their kids. Isn't voluntary busing superior to forced busing? Liberal politicians keep promising to give voice to the poor, the disadvantaged, the people of color, but they won't trust them to make decisions for themselves.

The education cabal vs. America’s kids

Betsy DeVos, New York Post

The Federalist Papers, to which Alexander Hamilton contributed a great deal, cautioned against a tyranny of factions. These groups of agitators jealously protect and advance their own self-interests to the detriment of just about everyone else. Sound familiar? Education unions, the association of this, the organization of that … those are today’s factions. One of their own, the late Al Shanker, said this: “I don’t see a voice for students in the bargaining process. I think it’s one of the facts of life … the consumer, basically, is left out.” That union boss admitted then what’s still true today: Factions keep student voices out. But it’s way past time to let them in!

In the land of opportunity, education should be King

Editors, Washington Examiner

Instead of Gov. George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door these days, it is the teachers' unions who prevent racial minority children from getting a decent education. The unions use their influence to stop efforts to create school choice programs. Working for their own interests — their pay and benefits — rather than those of students, they trap minority children in bad public schools.

The dam holding back school choice will soon collapse

Editors, Washington Examiner

Without a flood of plundered money, unions will be a diminished force, and their power over Democratic politicians will likewise decline. As polling increasingly shows bipartisan support for school choice, especially for the type of program in Florida, politicians are likely to swing that way too. They go where they can get votes.

SCOTUS Gives School Choice a Chance

Bill Donohue, CNS News

It is up to state lawmakers to introduce legislation that allows for non-discriminatory school voucher programs, and all other measures that provide parents with choice in education. Education equality is long overdue. Those who seek to keep the poor in their place—by condemning innocent minority children to failed public schools in the inner-city—are the big losers.

How Trump Can Expand School Choice

Timothy Michael Dolan, Wall Street Journal

A national solution is needed to bring relief to families who need it. Since a federal scholarship tax credit program would enact sweeping change swiftly, it needs to be done right. First, the program should cover all 50 states. The program should allow donors to choose from a broad array of scholarship organizations and finally, a federal scholarship tax credit program must not infringe on religious liberty.

War on Betsy DeVos shows the left hates giving educational hope to poor kids

Rich Lowry, New York Post

The assault against her by the teachers’ unions and their allies speaks to a certain desperation. They have been steadily losing ground in the debate over educational choice at the state and local level, and now DeVos threatens to occupy the commanding heights of federal policy at the Department of Education.

God, Classrooms and Property Rights

When the Founders proclaimed that our rights came from our Creator, no future president or governing body could ever change, or rescind them, because they did not render them. This act ensured that our property rights were free from seizure... if we paid attention.

Donald Trump: Forgotten America's Law and Order Candidate

"The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods. It is their jobs, their homes, their schools and communities which will suffer as a result." The truth of Trump’s analysis is so obvious that it was even recognized by the rioters.

School Choice Gets a Big Win in Nevada Court Decision

Lindsey Burke, CNS News

A trial court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against Nevada’s nearly universal education savings account (ESA) program. Education savings accounts enable families to completely customize their child’s educational experience, and ensure students can match education options and providers to their unique learning needs.

Now We Can Get Congress Going

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, Wall Street Journal

"Republicans will return the focus to the issues at the top of your priority list. Your concerns will be our concerns. That’s our pledge." They promise to tackle such issues as ISIS, Obamacare, school choice, debt, the tax code and more.

Charter School Activists Under Attack In Florida

Kelly Lichter and Erika Donalds, who are running for the Collier County (Florida) School Board have found themselves under attack for their involvement in founding the Mason Classical Academy charter school in Naples, Florida. They need your help.

DOJ Race Policies In Schools Will Hurt Future Generations

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media

Those first learning about the radical racialist school discipline policies at DOJ should be more concerned about how they will be undone, rather than that they exist.

RPaul: More School Choice for Poor

Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post

“It’s unfair to tell a poor inner-city kid that he can’t choose to go to a suburban school." More Choices are better.