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Charters and Vouchers

LET'S FOLLOW THE LEAD OF ILLINOIS LEGISLATORS AND DUMP VOUCHER BILL

Published on: May 11, 2010

Last week, a bill to establish a taxpayer-funded program to provide vouchers for a limited number of students in "failing" Chicago public schools to attend private and religious schools was decisively defeated in the Illinois State Legislature.

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RETURN OF THE VOUCHER BILL

Published on: April 12, 2010

New Jersey voucher supporters have unveiled the latest version of legislation to divert $360 million in tax dollars to private and religious schools, at the same time the State's public school students are reeling from a massive $1 billion aid cut proposed by Governor Christopher Christie.

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APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF VOUCHER SUIT

Published on: November 24, 2009

In a unanimous ruling, a New Jersey Appeals Court has affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit to obtain private school vouchers for students in "failing" public schools.

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NJ CHARTERS: WORTHY OF THE HYPE?

Published on: November 2, 2009

Before heading-off on yet another school reform quest, what does the evidence show about NJ charter school performance? Charters were first authorized in 1995, and we now have 76 approved charters serving students from 46 districts, with many for 5 years or more.

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Secretary Duncan: Keep Charters out of the Muck, Please

Published on: July 9, 2009

Secretary Arne Duncan used his speech before the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to spotlight the “bottom 5%” of America’s public schools.

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