The October 2006 issue of School Reform News leads with a report on the status of universal preschool measures. California voters and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have rejected such plans, while Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich authorized a statewide preschool program with a $45 million annual price tag.
Also on page 1:
- Maine parents are seeking to overturn a state policy that prevents them from using the state’s 133-year-old Town Tuitioning Program to send their children to private religious schools.
- A Harvard University study refutes the conclusions of a federal report that said students in public schools perform as well as or better than their private school counterparts.
- A coalition of parents and community groups has pushed Denver education officials toward revamping the way local schools are funded.
Also in this issue: the D.C. voucher program, the latest PDK poll on the public’s support for vouchers, higher education, homeschooling, teachers, direct instruction, a review of Liberty & Learning: Milton Friedman’s Voucher Idea at Fifty, and more.
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