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Tennessee judges uphold contentious school voucher law

Nov. 24, 2022 12:24 PM EST

A Tennessee judicial panel has upheld the state’s school voucher law, which allows public tax dollars to be given to families to pay for private schooling. Critics of vouchers argue that the law will weaken the state's public education system, but the three-judge panel said...

WVa Supreme Court issues opinion in scholarship ruling

Nov. 17, 2022 20:07 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Supreme Court released a full opinion Thursday in an order it issued last month that allowed a non-public school scholarship program to continue. The five-member court on Oct. 6 reversed a lower court’s ruling that had blocked the Hope...

Private school vouchers open faith options for kids of color

Nov. 05, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On break in the hallway between St. Marcus Lutheran Church and its attached school, eighth grader Annii Kinepoway had no hesitation in explaining what she’s learned to love best here — the good Lord and good grades. “I like knowing there’s somebody you can...

Battle rages in W.Va. over control of public school policy

Oct. 24, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Voters in West Virginia will get the final say on a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to give the Republican-dominated legislature control over virtually every aspect of public schooling. The vote comes amid a fight raging nationally...

NC appeals court rules who will hear education voucher suit

Oct. 18, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A legal challenge to North Carolina's taxpayer-funded scholarship program for K-12 children to attend private schools — focused on claims of bias based on religion and sexuality — must be heard by three trial judges, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 17, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

San Antonio Express News. October 15, 2022. Editorial: Texas schools would improve under O’Rourke Texans, divided on so much these days, are split on whether Republican Gov. Greg Abbott or Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke offers the best policies for the...

WVa Supreme Court OKs non-public school scholarship program

Oct. 06, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program that incentivizes West Virginia families to pull their children out of K-12 public schools by offering them state-funded scholarships will be able to resume, after the state Supreme Court issued an order Thursday reversing a lower court’s ruling. ...

W.Va. Supreme Court hears arguments in school voucher case

Oct. 04, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A voucher program that would provide West Virginia parents state money to pull their children out of K-12 public schools is blatantly unconstitutional and would disproportionately impact poor children and those with disabilities, a lawyer representing parents who sued the...

Huge Arizona school voucher plan in effect after foes fail

Sep. 30, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — All Arizona parents now can use state tax money to send their children to private or religious schools or pay homeschooling costs after an effort by public school advocates to block a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher law failed to collect enough signatures to...

Foes of Arizona voucher expansion likely fail to make ballot

Sep. 26, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A massive expansion of Arizona’s private school voucher system will likely go into effect after public school advocates failed to gather enough signatures to block the law, a conservative think tank that supports the expansion said Monday. The Goldwater Institute,...