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  • VIDEO: What are Educational Savings Accounts (ESA)? image

    VIDEO: What are Educational Savings Accounts (ESA)?

    Education and Workforce Development Taskforce Director Inez Feltscher Stepman breaks down what educational savings accounts (ESA) are.

  • State of the State: New Hampshire image

    State of the State: New Hampshire

    Despite the Granite State’s strengths and Sununu’s proposals, there remains work to be done. For example, the top marginal tax rate for corporations is a steep 8.2%; and although New Hampshire doesn’t have a personal income tax or sales tax, it does have the highest property tax burden in the nation. New Hampshire also ranks a lackluster 37th in the nation in terms of burdensome regulations according to the Pacific Research Institute. Furthermore, the recently released ALEC report Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2016 ranks the state’s pension funding level at 43rd nationally. Using a risk-free rate of return of 2.344 percent, New Hampshire’s state pensions are unfunded in excess of $13,000 per capita with a funded ratio of just 28 percent.

  • State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts image

    State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts

    Overall, however, the state’s steps towards economic competitiveness are yielding results. Governor Baker rightfully recognized this achievement, “We built a bipartisan team, worked in partnership with the legislature and looked for common ground.” Shrinking the state’s budget gap by over $1 billion without tax or fee increases is just one example.

  • State of the State: Vermont image

    State of the State: Vermont

    With Vermont’s economic outlook continuing to languish at 49th (according to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Rich States, Poor States publication), legislators may be ready to take the governor’s charge to heart: “We must act now, and begin our ascent.”

  • Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act image

    Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act

    WHEREAS, the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Constitution protect the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of association and …

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    Partnerships for Student Success

      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of {State}: 38          Section 1. Section 53A-1-1209 is amended to read: 39          53A-1-1209. School Leadership Development Program. 40          (1) As …

  • State of the State: Nevada image

    State of the State: Nevada

    Nevada remains one of the most business-friendly states. The education system is rapidly becoming the envy of the nation. And it’s no surprise that many choose to escape the high-tax regime of California for no-income-tax Nevada. But to stop the slide in economic outlook, Nevadans should reject further cronyism and resist calls for a further erosion of the low-tax environment.

  • Rebecca Friedrichs: Why Good Teachers Want School Choice image

    Rebecca Friedrichs: Why Good Teachers Want School Choice

    Just in time for School Choice Week, Rebecca Friedrichs, a California public school teacher, partnered with Prager University to produce a short video describing why school choice programs lead …

  • Celebrating Educational Choice Across the Country During School Choice Week image

    Celebrating Educational Choice Across the Country During School Choice Week

    Educational choice programs are in the spotlight this week as National School Choice Week kicks off over 21,000 events across the country, involving more than six million parents, students, educators, …

  • DeVos Should Stand Proud of Record Championing Choice in Education image

    DeVos Should Stand Proud of Record Championing Choice in Education

    At her hearing on January 17, Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos is likely to field hostile questions from some Senators about her advocacy for educational choice. In what many …

  • Video: Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita Addresses ALEC Attendees image

    Video: Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita Addresses ALEC Attendees

    Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita (CD-4) explained the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), recent federal education reforms that put more power and control of education back into the hands of parents …

  • The Pernicious Myth of the Underfunded American Education System image

    The Pernicious Myth of the Underfunded American Education System

    The myth that education is underfunded in the United States, where per-pupil spending is higher than most of the countries that outperform it on the PISA exam, is both wrongheaded …

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    Educational Choice in 2016

    Two new school choice programs were passed during the 2016 state legislative sessions: a voucher program in Maryland and a tax credit scholarship in South Dakota. Neither state had any …

  • Video: ALEC Education Panel with Secretary Bill Bennett image

    Video: ALEC Education Panel with Secretary Bill Bennett

    Secretary Bill Bennett moderated a panel on Education reform with Education enthusiasts Utah Senator Howard Stephenson, Chairman of the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Michigan Representative Amanda Price; Kentucky Senator Mike …

  • Video: Dr. Steve Perry Addresses ALEC attendees image

    Video: Dr. Steve Perry Addresses ALEC attendees

    Dr. Steve Perry gave an impassioned speech about revolutionizing education to increase school choice, opportunity and success in American multicultural communities. Dr. Perry addressed ALEC members on Friday, July 29, …

  • Video: California Teacher Rebecca Friedrichs Addresses ALEC image

    Video: California Teacher Rebecca Friedrichs Addresses ALEC

    Mrs. Rebecca Friedrichs described teachers unions’ intimidation tactics against teachers who don’t agree with them, and her experience taking her case against the California Teachers Association all the way to …

  • Survey: Most Lawmakers Support School Choice image

    Survey: Most Lawmakers Support School Choice

    In September, Ed Choice, formerly known as the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, released the results of a survey questioning state legislators about their views on various aspects of …

  • Documentary Showcases Decades of Failure in Bureau of Indian Education Schools – And Points to Education Savings Accounts as the Solution image

    Documentary Showcases Decades of Failure in Bureau of Indian Education Schools – And Points to Education Savings Accounts as the Solution

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed the Native American Education Opportunity Act (NAEO) out of committee. Senator John McCain of Arizona is hoping to expand educational …

  • Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credits) image

    Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credits)

    The Great Schools Tax Credit Program authorizes a tax credit for individual and corporate contributions to organizations that provide educational scholarships to eligible students so they can attend qualifying public or private schools of their parents’ choice.

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    Indiana Education Reform Package

    Chapters of the Indiana Education Reform Package (1) Charter Schools Act (2) School Scholarships Act (3) Teacher Evaluations and Licensing Act (4) Teacher Collective Bargaining Act (5) Turnaround …