Bring Oregon into the School Choice Age

What makes Oregon special? The slogan “Oregon. We Love Dreamers” invokes images of idealism and innovation. But neither exists for many of our school-age children and their parents. Education Week ranks our public school system 43rd in the nation. Our … Continue reading

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Freedom and Opportunity Are the Future of Education

This week is National School Choice Week. Every January, National School Choice Week highlights the need for effective educational options for all children. Planned by a diverse and nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations, National School Choice Week features special … Continue reading

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Giving Parents a Choice Gives Children a Chance

January 22-28 is National School Choice Week “If you save one life, you save the world.” So believed Ted Forstmann, cofounder of the Children’s Scholarship Fund. January 22-28 is the second annual National School Choice Week. A collaboration of more … Continue reading

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Three Strikes and You’re Out: Replacing top-down education control with school choice

January 22-28 is National School Choice Week In his recent State of the State address, Governor John Kitzhaber argued that legislators must “lock in” his education system changes so they then can move on to other important issues such as … Continue reading

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Cascade’s School Choice Beginnings

January 22-28 is National School Choice Week Why is school choice such an important part of Cascade Policy Institute’s agenda? Partially, because it is the issue that got us started back in 1991. In 1990 a small group, including myself, … Continue reading

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Ohio “Rosa Parks” Wants to Choose Another School Bus

What made a low-income African American single mother risk jail time in Ohio? Akron resident Kelley Williams-Bolar recently served nine days in prison after a felony conviction. She used her father’s home address to send her children to a neighboring … Continue reading

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Get Involved in National School Choice Week!

On January 23-29, school choice supporters across the U.S. will shine a spotlight on effective educational options for kids. This is an opportunity on a state and national scale to raise awareness of the need to reform public education and … Continue reading

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