Alabama: A bill to eliminate the $7,500 cap limit on individual tax-credit scholarship donations advances in the state legislature (Decatur Daily).
Alaska: Tony Knowles, the former governor of Alaska, says vouchers have never improved student achievement or graduation rates, so the state should spend more money on public schools (Alaska Dispatch).
Arizona: The Arizona Education Association opposes the education savings account expansion, calling them “vouchers in disguise” and claiming vouchers do not improve student achievement (Arizona Republic). Matthew Ladner, the “inventor” of education savings accounts, says school choice allows students to match their needs with the strengths of the appropriate school (Arizona Republic). State and national groups write legislation at home and abroad, including the state’s education savings account bill (Arizona Republic).
Arkansas: The Blytheville School District votes to opt out of the Public School Choice Act again (Courier News).
Colorado: Parents in Jefferson County pack a school board meeting to show their support for increasing charter school funding (9 News).
D.C.: District officials release the lottery results; 85 percent of students were accepted to a school in their top three choices (Washington Post).
Delaware: The Delaware Charter School Network says charter schools offer students choices (The News Journal).
Georgia: A group of parents sue the state over the tax-credit scholarship program (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).