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Charles Leis: Landmark SCOTUS cases upholds school choice; Ky. needs scholarship tax credits



A few short days ago, school choice advocates and nonpublic school families across the U.S. celebrated the school choice ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS.) The Court’s decision in favor of Espinoza in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue lifted yet another barrier to educational freedom, making it clear that families can use scholarship tax credits for the...

Ralph Alvarado: It’s time for lawmakers to embrace school choice for the benefit of all Kentucky students

The classic movie Field of Dreams popularized the slogan: “If you build it, they will come.” That motto certainly applies to school choice nationwide, which has grown immensely over the past three decades. While Kentucky has yet to enact a school choice program, the movement for increased opportunity in the Bluegrass State is on the rise. This National School Choice Week, we should celebrate the...

Charles Leis: School choice expands options; Scholarship Tax Credit Program enables them

With National School Choice Week behind us, EdChoice Kentucky is turning our attention to the 2019 General Assembly, which reconvenes next week. In recent days, schools across the Commonwealth and the nation celebrated National School Choice Week and the important role that school choice programs play in expanding options in education. It is not a secret that Kentucky’s education system has oftentimes...

Ralph Alvarado: Scholarship tax credits would help expand opportunities for all Kentucky students

I serve the people of Kentucky today to ensure our tomorrow is better and brighter for future generations. I work every day to find solutions allowing Kentucky to grow and prosper. One of the most important aspects of a strong Kentucky is the best education possible for every student, despite their economic standing. Unfortunately, our current system is saddled by a lack of choice in education, a...

Bevin says he will champion ‘school choice,’ wants better prepared graduates, calls KEA too powerful

Special to KyForward In his first post-election comments on education, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said that Kentucky needs “competition” for its state tax dollars, and he wants to start with public charter schools to replace historically low-performing traditional public schools. Bevin, speaking on the Mandy Connell talk show on WHAS Radio in Louisville last night, reaffirmed the support he voiced during...