Matthew Ladner

Ladner focuses on various school choice issues including school vouchers, charter schools, race and special education. Ladner received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He received his master's degree in 1994 and his Doctorate in 1996, both from the University of Houston. Prior to working at FEE, Ladner was Vice President of Research for the Goldwater Institute, Vice President of Policy and Communications at Children First America and Director of State Projects at the Alliance for School Choice. In addition to his position as the Vice President of Research, Ladner was the Director for Economic Prosperity at Goldwater.

State Policy Network

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Policy initiatives supported by SPN members have included reductions in state health and welfare programs, state constitutional amendments to limit state government spending, expanded access to charter schools, and school vouchers. Another area of activity has been opposition to public-sector trade unions. Tracie Sharp, SPN's president, has said the organization focuses on issues such as "workplace freedom, education reform, and individual choice in healthcare." The liberal magazine Mother Jones stated that in 2011 SPN and its member organizations were backing a "war on organized labor" by Republican state lawmakers.

Charter School (Massachusetts)

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Renewal applications must show that a school's academic program is successful, that the school is a viable organization, and that it has been faithful to its charter. Since 1994, the state has received a total of 350 charter applications and has granted 76. Nine of the 76 Massachusetts charters ever granted were surrendered or revoked as of 2009. The Massachusetts charter school law states that any person, group, or entity may apply for a public school charter, with the exception of for-profit companies and private schools. In applying for a charter, the school's founders must submit an application detailing why the school should be granted a charter.

Mike Pence

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Despite successful advocacy for more funding for pre-schools, voucher programs, and charter schools, Pence has frequently clashed with teachers unions and supporters of public schooling. In one of his first acts as governor, Pence removed control of the Educational Employment Relations Board, which was in charge of handling conflicts between unions and school boards, from Glenda Ritz, a Democrat who was the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction (a separately elected position in the state).

Seacoast Christian Academy

Seacoast Christian Academy is a private Christian school located in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Seacoast Christian Academy serves students in prekindergarten through grade 12, until the 2011 school year, when grades K5-5th became a charter school, known as Seacoast Charter Academy. Seacoast is currently housed in three campuses in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, Florida. It's preschool and elementary buildings, located near the Regency Square Mall, have a computer lab, art room, dance studio, library, chapel, playground, and large classrooms.

Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

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White is an advocate of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which encompasses educational vouchers, charter schools and in-depth teacher evaluations. The powers and duties of the State Board can be broadly grouped into six main categories, which include: The Board has other more specifically defined duties assigned to it by law. These include: On March 8, 2017, BESE adopted new science standards for elementary and secondary schools, the first updating in twenty years.

Political positions of Donald Trump

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Carson rejects the theory of evolution, believes that "home-schoolers do the best, private schoolers next best, charter schoolers next best, and public schoolers worst"; he said that he wanted to "take the federal bureaucracy out of education." Trump has proposed redirecting $20 billion in existing federal spending to block grants to states to give poor children vouchers to attend a school of their family's choice (including a charter school, private school, or online school). Trump did not explain where the $20 billion in the federal budget would come from. Trump stated that "Distribution of this grant will favor states that have private school choice and charter laws."

Doral Academy Preparatory School

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Doral Academy Charter is a school with an independently managed academic organization, approved and monitored by the local school board. Unlike private schools, which charge tuition fees, Doral Academy is funded by the Florida Department of Education and provides free education to any student eligible to attend public school in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Doral Academy offers interscholastic sports for boys and girls at the high school and middle school level. The 2015-2016 Boys' swim team won the Class 3A state championship.

Honors Academy

Honors Academy Charter School District was a group of state charter schools with its administrative offices in Farmers Branch, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. In June 2014 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) revoked Honors Academy's charter, with funding to end in August that year. The TEA closed the school as part of Senate Bill 2, which targets charter schools that perform poorly in three year periods. Honors Academy exhausted its appeals with the TEA. The group continued operating as a private school, but it still referred to itself as a charter school on its website.

Mary Anne Raywid

Notably, her book The Ax Grinder (1963) addressed the criticism of public education and advocated for reform of the system rather than the creation of mass charter and private schools. She served as the president of the Society of Professors of Education from 1978–1979. Raywid left Hofsta University of Long Island in 1996 to move to Honolulu, Hawaii, to care for her husband, until the end of his life. While there, she worked as an adjunct professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa, eventually chairing the League of Women Voters’ Education Committee, from 1998 until 2008. She continued her activism in Hawaii, helping to open small schools based around native Hawaiian culture.

Political positions of John Delaney

He also desires to incentivize the private sector to offer employer-sponsored training and education. He also seeks to support public-private artificial intelligence partnerships in order to promote coordination between the public and private sectors. Delaney's artificial intelligence plan also deals with national security, privacy, and programming bias.

Seigakuin Atlanta International School

This facility is now occupied by PATH Academy, a charter school. The SAINTS junior high school opened in 1993. In 1994 the Japanese Ministry of Education approved SAINTS as an overseas educational facility. In the spring of 1995 the school planned to add the ninth grade, the final educational year. The school had no plans to add a high school. The school's first group of ninth graders were scheduled to graduate in 1996. Sherrell Evans of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that many would go on to area public and private high schools, or attend private Japanese boarding schools in New York and Tennessee (Keio Academy of New York and Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School).

United Teachers Los Angeles

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However, a new issue also predominated the discussions -- i.e., authority and control over the proliferation of charter schools. At the time of the strike, one in five LAUSD students attended a charter school, siphoning an estimated $600 million dollars a year from the financially strapped school system, according to UTLA which called for a moratorium on charter school authorizations, an end to school privatization and robust funding for public education.

Memphis Catholic Middle and High School

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New Day Schools intends to convert Memphis Catholic High into a charter school. Memphis Catholic competes in Division 2, Region A of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). The school did not compete in the 2017 football season. . * School Website.

James Dobson

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Focus on the Family supports private school vouchers and tax credits for religious schools. According to Focus on the Family website, Dobson believes that parents are ultimately responsible for their children's education, and encourages parents to visit their children's schools to ask questions and to join the PTA so that they may voice their opinions. Dobson opposes sex education curricula that are not abstinence-only. According to People for the American Way, Focus on the Family material has been used to challenge a book or curriculum taught in public schools.

Susan Dynarski

Dynarski's research focuses on the impact of financial aid on college students and their families, improving the design of such programs to achieve the greatest benefit to students (particularly those from low-income families) at the lowest cost to taxpayers, the effectiveness of charter schools, and the impact of price on private school attendance decisions. She has held editorial positions at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, The Journal of Labor Economics and Education Finance and Policy.

List of schools in Coral Springs, Florida

Broward Community Charter School. Broward Community Charter School West. Coral Springs Charter School. Imagine Charter School at Broward. Renaissance Charter School At Coral Springs. Academy High School. Atlantis Academy. Coral Baptist School. Coral Springs Christian Academy. Creative Child Learning Center. North Broward Preparatory Schools. Saint Andrew Catholic School. The Day School at Coral Springs. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Westglades Middle School. Park Trails Elementary School.

Education in Norwalk, Connecticut

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There are an assortment of public, private, and parochial schools in Norwalk, Connecticut. There are four post-secondary schools within the city of Norwalk: There are also other post-secondary schools in nearby towns. The Norwalk Hospital runs an internship program associated with the Yale School of Medicine and a nursing program associated with Norwalk Community College. Norwalk Public Schools is the school district serving Norwalk, Connecticut. It operates the following high schools: The Side by Side Community School is a charter school that is located in South Norwalk and serves grades pre-K through 8th.


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It was founded around the idea of school vouchers. Edison claimed that it could run public schools for less money than school districts could, and that it would improve student achievement while making a profit for its shareholders. Edison attracted ideological support from backers of privatization and school vouchers, including The Wall Street Journal and the Hoover Institution. In 2008, the company announced the acquisition of the education software company Provost Systems, based in Santa Clara, California, which was renamed EdisonLearning. In 2013, the NAHT.

District of Columbia Public Schools

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The law established a federally-funded private school voucher program known as the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). The OSP distributes vouchers to low-income families to cover private school tuition. Because there are more eligible applicants than available vouchers, they are distributed by lottery. In 2010, a randomized controlled trial conducted under the auspices of the Department of Education examined the impacts of the OSP students, finding that it raised graduation rates. Students who were offered vouchers had a graduation rate of 82%, while those who actually used their vouchers had a graduation rate of 91%.

Republican Party of Florida

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Most Republicans support school choice through charter schools and education vouchers for private schools; and many have denounced the performance of the public school system and the teachers' unions. The party has insisted on a system of greater accountability for public schools, most prominently in recent years with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The social conservatives of the party tend to support voluntary organized prayer in public schools and the inclusion of teaching creationism or intelligent design alongside evolution.

Goldwater Institute

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The Goldwater Institute is a proponent of increased educational choice through charter schools and school vouchers. The organization has helped state lawmakers draft "right to try" laws, which allow terminally ill individuals to try experimental medications that have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Goldwater Institute is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Goldwater Institute created the Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation in June 2007.

Jeb Bush

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The foundation also published and distributed policy papers, such as "A New Lease on Learning: Florida's First Charter School", which Bush co-wrote. Bush subsequently wrote the foreword to another book, published by the conservative Heritage Foundation and written by Nina Shokraii Rees, School Choice 2000: What's Happening in the States (ISBN: 0-89195-089-3). Bush co-founded the first charter school in the State of Florida: Liberty City Charter School, a grades K-6 elementary school. in a Miami neighborhood that, in 1980, was the site of the first major race riot since the Civil Rights era. The school's co-founder, working alongside Bush, was T.

Dunwoody College of Technology

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In 2007 the college sponsored a new charter high school in North Minneapolis, Dunwoody Academy. * Official website List of colleges and universities in Minnesota. Higher education in Minnesota. Dunwoody Village#William Hood Dunwoody.


Equity: This concern is widely found in the literature, suggesting the growth in low-cost private schooling may be exacerbating or perpetuating already existing inequalities in developing countries, between urban and rural populations, lower- and higher-income families, and between girls and boys. The report findings suggest that girls may be underrepresented and that LCPS are reaching low-income families in smaller numbers than higher-income families. Quality and educational outcomes: It is difficult to generalize about the quality of private schools.