"The demand for more school choice is widespread and it's time for Texas to join the growing number of states that allow parents the opportunity to choose their child's education".
Gov. Greg Abbott tells the Texas Tribune he is ready to sign the most pro-school choice law that arrives on his desk.
Supporters argue the scholarships are a step toward closing the state's nation-leading academic achievement gap between students of color and their peers.
Mississippi, in fact, has many options for educating children, Callen says, but many parents in the poor state aren't financially able to pursue those alternatives. "The emphasis must be on how we can provide all students with the best education possible".
"Few Americans have done as much as Betsy DeVos has to help low-income children have a choice of a better school", Alexander said on the Senate floor Tuesday. In the event there are more applicants than openings at a particular school, students will be selected by lottery.
The path forward won't be smooth or easy, but the hope it gives parents, not to mention the brighter future it gives children, will make it worthwhile.
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The debate may soon echo nationwide.
Leaders in the Rochester school system insist they embrace "some" choice already.
"This is a good day", said Scott, who introduced DeVos at her hearing last week "and there will be more and more opportunities" to open new options for private choice.
The consequences of a voucher program would not just be unintended but dire. The state legislature approved $665 million to pay off the district's debts, but rejected the commission idea.
"For our family to have the same opportunities that your [wealthier] families have, when it comes to education, is lovely", he said. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, a chief sponsor of the bill. The corporations would then have received credits toward their state insurance premium taxes.
The KIPP Charter Schools are top ranked nationwide, with 95 percent of eighth graders who passed the Algebra I End of Course exam past year. Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis, asked Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, who is chief sponsor of the proposal in the House.
"We are concerned about where the dollars are going to go", said Delene Thomas-Sanders, a seventh-grade teacher at Skyview Middle School in Oakdale.