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School Choice Advocates Market Vouchers to Illegal Aliens

“The Supreme Court ruled in the Plyler decision that free public education cannot by denied to any student from Kindergarten to the last year of high school (12th grade) due to their parents’ migration status,” the AFC notice to Spanish-speaking parents states. “Just like the public education system, the ESA program does not require proof of income, proof of migration status, and children do not need to have certain grades to enter the ESA program, according to the ESA law.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 28: Children wave their hands at a private nursery school January 28, 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland. The average price of pre-school care has increased over the past year, sending child care prices to an average of GBP200 in parts of the southeast. Many working parents in …

Homeschoolers Debate Federal Involvement in Cruz Tax Bill Amendment

Homeschoolers in the United States are debating whether an amendment to the GOP tax reform bill that would expand 529 College Savings Plans to allow use of tax-exempt funds to pay for homeschooling expenses will put homeschoolers at risk of federal oversight.

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Democrats’ Obsession with PC Agenda Shows Danger of Federal School Choice Program

During Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s appearance before a House subcommittee last week, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) may have thought her question to DeVos would demonstrate her commitment to LGBT students in schools, but what it really did was highlight why school choice should never be a federal program in the states.

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Texas House Kills School Choice Funding Bill

The standstill on Texas school choice funding and public school financing came to a head in Austin late Wednesday when House Education Committee Chair Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood) made good on his promise to kill school choice, also knocking off public school financing since both were packed into the same piece of legislation, House Bill 21.

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Politico: Betsy DeVos’ Michigan Charter Schools Get ‘Poor Grades’

President-elect Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has contributed both her wealth and influence to the creation of more charter schools in her home state of Michigan, but national test scores show the state has not fared well as a result, says a report in Politico.

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David Horowitz: Steve Bannon, Civil Rights Hero

School choice is now a presidential priority. It could never have happened without Steve Bannon. When the history of the 21st Century civil rights movement is written Steve Bannon’s name will have a special place in its pantheon of heroes.

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Experts Push Donald Trump to Drive ‘Local Control’ of Schools

There was some disappointment that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton was asked about their views on education during the debate Monday evening. “K-12 education barely merited a mention in the first presidential debate Monday night,” writes Alyson Klein at

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Support for School Choice High, Voucher Support Declines

While overall support for school choice has remained high over the past year, support for the use of vouchers to access the choice program has fallen, says a newly released Education Next (EdNext) poll.

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School Choice Proponents Target ‘Know-Nothing’ Anti-Catholic Amendments

School choice supporters are urging the relocation of a portrait of Massachusetts nativist “Know-Nothing” Party Gov. Henry Gardner from its place of prominence in the State House. As their reason, they cite bigotry inherent in two amendments to the state’s Constitution based on his Party’s anti-Catholic sentiment in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Republican Platform: The Constitution Gives Federal Government ‘No Role in Education’

The Republican platform affirms the primary role of parents as educators in a child’s life, and supports a constitutional amendment to protect the right of parents to direct their children’s education from the overreach of federal and state governments and from potential international intruders such as the United Nations. It also upholds “parent-driven accountability at every stage of schooling,” and recognizes the value of local control of education.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 19: on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off …

Pope Francis Shatters Reformers’ Dreams with ‘Modern Family’ Document

Pope Francis released his long-awaited letter on marriage and families Friday, and despite predictions of radical changes in Church teaching, Francis hewed to the line of his predecessors regarding traditional Catholic doctrine on marriage and family life. In March, progressive

Pope Francis greets a boy as he attends a meeting with engaged couples from all over the world gathered today, on the feast of St. Valentine, in St. Peter's Square February 14, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican.