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Opinion

Opinion: All Charter Schools Are Public Schools

Charter schools are always public schools and prioritize the learning needs of every student. As such, we take exception to the term “for-profit” charter schools because it is misleading. It is true that about 10 percent of these student-centered, tuition-free, innovative public schools contract with companies for management functions. That does not make the schools themselves “for-profit”

Opinion

Opinion: Charity That Changes Lives

Government-run schools fail kids. Teachers unions and education bureaucrats say, “We need more money!” But America already spends a fortune on public schools. My town, New York City, spends $28,000 per student — half-a-million dollars per classroom! Think about what you could do with that money: Hire five teachers? Pay for private tutors? Where does

Charter Schools

Governor Ducey Urges Delegation To Protect Charter School Students

Governor Doug Ducey today urged Arizona’s Congressional Delegation to oppose federal legislation that will jeopardize critical funding the state’s public charter schools receive and put thousands of students at risk. “I am writing to bring your attention to a hugely problematic section of the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related

Education

Idaho House passes ‘nondiscrimination’ education bill

The Idaho House on Thursday approved legislation aimed at preventing public and charter schools and universities from teaching critical race theory, which examines the ways in which race and racism influence American politics, culture and the law. The measure, which passed with a 57-12 vote and no Democratic support, would prevent educators from making students

Education

Arizona Receives “A” Grade For Charter School Law

Arizona continues to be the model state for school choice — ranking number one in the nation for charter school law by the Center for Education Reform’s 2020 report. Arizona was the only state in the study to receive an “A” grade. “With more than 25 years of charter school success, we are proud to

Opinion

Opinion: Democrats Choose Union Dollars Over Charter School Families

For Democratic politicians and America’s charter school families, it’s a case of “that was then, this is now.” Just four years ago, President Barack Obama issued a National Charter Schools Week proclamation praising charter schools as innovative and critical to the success of students who don’t do well in traditional public schools. “Charter schools have

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