June 2005 School Reform News

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June, 2005
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The June issue of School Reform News offers updates on school choice legislation being debated in nearly a dozen states. On page 1:

  • South Carolina legislators tabled a bill proposing tax credits and vouchers, denying parents and students in that state school choice for another year.
  • Hispanic parents and students, joined by Gov. Rick Perry, rallied on behalf of three Texas school voucher bills.
  • The Ohio House of Representatives approved legislation to create a new statewide voucher program.
  • New polls in Arizona, Indiana, and Texas show broad support for parental choice.

Lisa Snell, education director for the Reason Foundation, reports on school choice activity in several states, while Robert Enlow, executive director of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, explains how school choice improves funding for public schools.

Also in this issue: the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Pennsylvania's tax credit program, the DC scholarship program, judicial decisions pending in Florida and Maine, vouchers vs. NCLB in Florida, Head Start, education savings accounts, violence and corruption in public schools, and more.

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