Editorial: Florida Doesn’t Need More Vouchers

House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel | Scott Keeler | Times This voucher program has relied on a convoluted redirect of tax dollars to avoid running afoul of the state Constitution that prevents public dollars from flowing to religious institutions. A Times Editorial | Originally Published at [...]

Editorial: Florida Doesn’t Need More Vouchers2016-11-29T17:38:06-04:00

Special Report: Taxpayers Fund Creationism in the Classroom


Image; A striking shift in public policy has flown largely under the radar. By Stephanie Simon | Originally Published at Politico. March 24, 2014 05:01 AM EDT Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious [...]

Special Report: Taxpayers Fund Creationism in the Classroom
2016-11-29T17:38:11-04:00

New Extremists In The Education Debate

By Jeff Bryant | Education Opportunity Network. March 19, 2014 For people who like to think of themselves as being “exceptional,” Americans can sometimes abandon the very principles their exceptionality is founded on. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the current debate of education policy. A [...]

New Extremists In The Education Debate2016-11-29T17:38:11-04:00

Why Religious Fundamentalists Are So Excited About Voucher Schools

(Photograph Credit; .sho ck via Shutterstock) By Dan Arel | Alternet. March 24, 2014 Two new Republican proposals could be a boon for the prospects of publicly funded religious education. It is no secret that Republicans dislike public education. They view it as a burden on [...]

Why Religious Fundamentalists Are So Excited About Voucher Schools2016-11-29T17:38:13-04:00

The 4 Most Profound Ways Privatization Perverts Education

By Paul Buchheit | Originally Published at AlterNet. February 16, 2014 Profit-seeking in the banking and health care industries has victimized Americans. Now it's beginning to happen in education, with our children as the products.

 There are good reasons - powerful reasons - to stop the privatization [...]

The 4 Most Profound Ways Privatization Perverts Education2016-11-29T17:38:15-04:00

What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. January 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm Everyone loves “choice,” right? In a country where in a single year there are more than 100 new choices for what to use to brush your teeth, it stands to reason [...]

What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?2016-11-29T17:38:19-04:00

Major Changes To School Report Card Proposed, Including Closing Poorly Performing Schools

Photograph; Schenk Elementary School fourth-grader Meadow Corfits solves a math problem on her classroom's chalkboard in this September 2013 file photo. By MATTHEW DeFOUR and MOLLY BECK | Originally Published at Wisconsin State Journal. January 28, 2014 Wisconsin’s lowest-performing public schools would be forced to close or [...]

Major Changes To School Report Card Proposed, Including Closing Poorly Performing Schools2016-11-29T17:38:19-04:00

Operators of Failed Wisconsin Voucher School Move to Florida

We at EmpathyEducates would like to thank Stop Special Needs Vouchers for putting it all together. The caution in context is instructive. We are aware of the need to learn from history. Within this treatise, there are lessons to be learned. Operators of Failed WI Voucher School [...]

Operators of Failed Wisconsin Voucher School Move to Florida2016-11-29T17:38:21-04:00

Louisiana School Voucher Program Needs Better Oversight, Auditor Says

Graph; Louisiana's voucher program expanded statewide last year from a New Orleans pilot, gaining attention from the U.S. Justice Department. Legislative auditor Daryl Purpera said Monday there's not enough oversight of the expanded (and expanding) budget. (Louisiana Legislative Auditor) By Danielle Dreilinger | Originally Published at Times [...]

Louisiana School Voucher Program Needs Better Oversight, Auditor Says2016-11-29T17:38:26-04:00