Spotlight

National black pro-charter, pro-voucher group meets in New Orleans

The Black Alliance for Educational Options opened its national symposium in New Orleans on Thursday. The group promotes charter schools and vouchers, and provides a rallying point for people of color in what's often considered a white, Republican cause.

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Make School Choice A Priority and Fight Against The War For Poverty

In January we reported on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's speech at the Brookings Institute in which he said that school choice is "the surest way" to end the cycle of poverty and took New York City's extremely liberal new mayor, Bill de Biasio, to task for his plans to restrict charter schools.

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At school closings meetings, school choice groups learn the lay of the land in Memphis

Rise & Shine: Shelby County school board approves 10 school closures Parents, students and community members made last pleas to keep Northside, Gordon and Westhaven open Shelby County School Board votes to close 10 schools at charged meeting

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School Choice Week: Parents in Georgia need expanded range of options for their children

Gov. Nathan Deal promised education reform upon taking office, and thus far, he's delivered. After overcoming a Supreme Court setback in the battle to bring more charter schools to Georgia, the governor recently proposed reforms to the state's HOPE grants for higher education.

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When You're Black in America, School Choice Matters

This piece is being written in celebration of National School Choice Week. It is extremely important for all of us who support parent choice to celebrate School Choice Week. It is particularly important for black people to lend our support to the noble cause that is the reason for School Choice Week.

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Could the Alabama Accountability Act be Birmingham's savior?

As the 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature gets under way, I'm still thinking about the 2013 session and the passing of the Alabama Accountability Act, the school choice bill that shocked the Democrats and sent the state media into a frenzy. Monday's release of the list of 76 failing Alabama schools by the State Department of Education was a reminder of the importance of AAA.

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Charting future of education

A new calendar year is a great time for a fresh beginning. This year could be just that for Metro Nashville Public Schools, Mayor Karl Dean and state leaders to work collaboratively on education reform.

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Questions and answers about Common Core State Standards

The controversy over tougher academic standards in Louisiana public schools is about to reignite. Backers and opponents of the goals, called Common Core, are expected to appear Tuesday for a hearing on the issue at the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Could vouchers improve integration?

A recent report runs contrary to a federal government lawsuit that alleges Louisiana's voucher program interferes with court-ordered school integration plans

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Where's The Outrage? We Must End The Madness of Black-On-Black Crime

We are losing our young people. In America's inner cities, kids are being killed at an alarming rate. Why aren't we doing something about it?

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Gov. Bobby Jindal calls legal challenge to school vouchers 'immoral'

Gov. Bobby Jindal called on the Justice Department on Wednesday to give up its "cynical, immoral and hypocritical" challenge to Louisiana's school voucher program.

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A Real Conversation About Education

Last week, I spent Thursday night at a Teacher Town Hall hosted by StudentsFirst and the Alabama Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO).

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Charter Schools Offer Hope To Mississippi Students

As a strong supporter of charter schools, the Black Alliance of Educational Options (BAEO) takes issue with Bill Minor's opinion piece that suggests charter schools are schemes and that they can become segregated institutions.

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