The September 2005 issue of School Reform News reports Ohio Gov. Robert Taft has signed into law a new statewide voucher program for students in failing schools. The measure also expands the Cleveland voucher program and makes permanent the state's voucher program for autistic children.
Also on page 1:
- A new report finds Texas charter schools must meet the same performance standards as other public schools ... but with less money;
- Pennsylvania expands its popular Educational Improvement Tax Credit; and
- The governors of 46 states and Puerto Rico have agreed to adopt a standard formula for determining high school graduation rates.
This issue's centerspread marks the 50th anniversary of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman's seminal essay, "On the Role of Government in Education," which launched the school choice movement. The centerspread includes a timeline based on the work of the Milton & Rose Friedman Foundation.
Also in this issue: DC vouchers, Arizona's for-profit charter schools, education issues on the November ballot in California, Kansas school finance, Education Savings Accounts, virtual K-12 classrooms, a report from this year's EdVentures conference, a profile of a Kentucky parent turned policy analyst, and more.
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