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07 Jan, 2014, 07:00 ET Small classes, universal vouchers favored in post-election survey

Although Americans see reducing classroom sizes as a plus, smaller is not considered better when it comes to the scope of private school voucher...


13 Nov, 2013, 08:00 ET Standardized tests not a top concern for school choice parents

 Higher standardized test scores may be a priority for many lawmakers, but in at least one state, it's not the main reason school choice...


07 Nov, 2013, 14:21 ET Two Years After Enacting Statewide Voucher Program, Indiana Makes Dramatic Gains on National Achievement Test

Indiana Students Rank Second Overall in Educational Growth Two years after enacting the nation's most comprehensive set of education reforms,...


29 Oct, 2013, 08:00 ET Majority of Rhode Island Democrats support school vouchers

Support for school choice programs, including vouchers, crosses political party lines, a new survey of registered Rhode Island voters found. The...


08 May, 2013, 10:46 ET Mothers Show Strong Support for School Choice in National Survey

As Americans prepare to honor mothers this Sunday, a new poll finds that 66 percent of moms with school-age children support vouchers for all...


23 Apr, 2013, 09:09 ET New Poll Finds Texas Voters Favor Private School Choice

 School choice may be a contentious topic in the legislature, but a new survey shows more than half of Texas voters favor increasing student...


17 Apr, 2013, 10:07 ET New Report: Research Consistently Shows School Choice a "Win" for Kids, Public Education

As school choice continues to blossom nationwide, a new report finds that of all the "gold standard" research on children who utilize vouchers, 11...


26 Mar, 2013, 12:09 ET Indiana Supreme Court rules school vouchers constitutional

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice hailed today's ruling from the Indiana Supreme Court, which declared the state's school voucher...


14 Mar, 2013, 13:31 ET Alabama governor signs private school choice legislation

Thousands of Alabama children in underperforming public schools will be afforded financial assistance to enroll in private school with Gov. Robert...


06 Mar, 2013, 11:29 ET New Poll Shows Maine Voters Favor Private School Choice

 As Gov. Paul LePage pushes for more school choice, a new survey shows more than half of Maine voters favor policies that increase student...


28 Feb, 2013, 10:32 ET New Study Finds 21 States Have More Non-Teaching Staff than Teachers

Twenty-one states employ more bus drivers, librarians, cafeteria workers, deputy superintendents, accountants, coaches, nurses, assistant...


24 Oct, 2012, 11:09 ET New Study Finds Public School Employment Far Outpacing K-12 Student Enrollment

$24.3 billion in potential savings could help teachers, kids America's public schools saw a 96 percent increase in students but increased...


13 Sep, 2012, 07:00 ET New poll shows North Carolina voters favor school choice policies

More than half of North Carolina voters support policies that would increase student access to private and charter schools, according to a new poll...


05 Jun, 2012, 08:00 ET New Poll Shows Tennessee Voters Favor Private School Vouchers

Nearly 60 percent of Tennessee voters support school vouchers, or opportunity scholarships, according to a survey released today by the Beacon...


15 May, 2012, 07:30 ET Arizona Governor Signs Groundbreaking School Choice Plan

 Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law yesterday the expansion of an Arizona school choice program, explicitly making children of active military...


09 May, 2012, 08:25 ET Moms Say Kids Need School Vouchers

New Poll Shows Mothers Support Educational Choice for All Students  Just in time for Mother's Day, a new national poll of American...


18 Apr, 2012, 15:05 ET Louisiana Governor Signs School Choice Expansion Into Law

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law today an expansion of Louisiana's school voucher program, making it one of the largest such programs nationwide....


05 Apr, 2012, 13:10 ET Louisiana Governor's School Voucher Plan Clears Legislature

 Louisiana will be home to one of the nation's largest school voucher programs once Gov. Bobby Jindal signs legislation that recently passed...


19 Mar, 2012, 13:47 ET New Poll Shows Bayou State Supports School Choice

 Sixty percent of Louisiana voters support an expansion of the state's school voucher program, with support as high as 67 percent in some New...


29 Feb, 2012, 12:06 ET New Study Finds School Choice Does No Harm to Public Education

Public schools throughout the country are not harmed by school choice programs as most of their costs are flexible and can change with student...


25 Jan, 2012, 15:38 ET Friedman Foundation Launches New Education Reform Blog

The Friedman Flyer will promote vision of school choice for all As efforts to reform education and improve learning spring up across the...


23 Jan, 2012, 14:10 ET Foundation Releases 2012 ABCs of School Choice

Comprehensive handbook, with all-new material, is one-stop shop for school choice programs To mark the beginning of National School Choice...


05 Jan, 2012, 16:25 ET New Poll: Idaho Voters Support Educational Choice

Majority would choose something other than public schools Voters in Idaho strongly support charter schools and a statewide tax-credit...


03 Nov, 2011, 12:52 ET Final Results: Indiana is Nation's Largest Ever First-Year Voucher Program

  The Indiana Department of Education today released final numbers for the first year of the School Scholarship Program. The Hoosier State...


26 Jun, 2011, 15:33 ET Voucher Victory in Wisconsin

With a stroke of a pen, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today signed a 2011-2012 state budget that dramatically expands the Milwaukee Parental Choice...