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Extending Vouchers Into Middle Class Is Florida's Next Move

Already home to a thriving ecosystem of private school choice, the state’s lawmakers want vouchers for thousands of new students. (April 16, 2019)

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Legislative action in numerous states may be bringing Milton Friedman's school choice vision to fruition, writes Robert Enlow of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.
July 28, 2011 – Education Week
Proponents now are more likely to stress parental satisfaction and high graduation rates than academic achievement, the Center on Education Policy report finds.
July 27, 2011 – Education Week
Two lawsuits filed Tuesday in Denver District Court seek to shut down Douglas County's pilot voucher plan, set to launch this fall with up to 500 students.
June 22, 2011 – Education Week
Private schools have kept up with demand so far, academics say, but voucher programs' design and scale complicate longer-term prospects.
June 15, 2011 – Education Week
Few parents who sought—and got—Catholic-school placements for their children in the D.C. voucher program ended up withdrawing.
May 18, 2011 – Education Week
From an ambitious new voucher program to curbs on teacher pay and bargaining rights, Gov. Mitch Daniels and fellow Republicans notch big victories.
May 12, 2011 – Education Week
The budget agreement approved by federal lawmakers revived a controversial tuition-voucher program in the nation's capital.
April 27, 2011 – Education Week
Legislation in some states would use taxpayer money to extend voucher eligibility beyond poor families to middle-income ones.
April 27, 2011 – Education Week
Terry M. Moe and Paul T. Hill argue that neither a free market or a government-run education system is the answer, in the third essay of the Futures of School Reform series.
April 20, 2011 – Education Week

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