ESAs Create More Opportunities

Over the last several months we have continued to work on the Education Savings Account (ESA) bill, SB 193, which was retained by the House Education Committee. A subcommittee met multiple times and must present a decision to the entire Continue reading ESAs Create More Opportunities

Two Big Wins Today

Today has been an excellent day for school choice! The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state’s tax-credit scholarship program may continue, resolving a three-year legal battle. This is the Institute for Justice’s sixth state supreme court win for Continue reading Two Big Wins Today

Another Strike Against the Blaine Amendment

On Friday afternoon right before the holiday weekend, the Institute for Justice declared another major victory for school choice. They represented several Montana families against the state Department of Revenue in a case involving a tax-credit scholarship program. This win Continue reading Another Strike Against the Blaine Amendment

Students – Check Your Rights at the Schoolhouse Steps

“The Fourth Amendment forbids searching a person for evidence of a crime when there is no basis for believing the person is guilty of the crime or is in possession of incriminating evidence. That prohibition is categorical and without exception; Continue reading Students – Check Your Rights at the Schoolhouse Steps

2016 Report Card

We are pleased to publish our first annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on the session’s school choice bills with roll calls. We followed and reported on many more bills throughout the year, but only roll calls provide direct Continue reading 2016 Report Card

Summary of 2016’s Final Session

Today was a good day for school choice and parents’ rights! There were three education-related bills that we tracked in today’s double-header Senate and House sessions. All three will advance to the Governor’s desk! Below are brief summaries of all Continue reading Summary of 2016’s Final Session

Stop the Runaway Bill, SB 369

The Senate Education Committee fast-tracked a bill, SB 369, that would mandate drug and alcohol education for Kindergarten through grade 12 as part of health classes. This is yet another unfunded mandate and against local control, like so many other Continue reading Stop the Runaway Bill, SB 369

Retained Bills Returning in 2016

Several important education bills were retained from the previous legislative session and will be among the first order of business when the 2016 session opens in early January. It is important to contact your House Representatives and Senators over the Continue reading Retained Bills Returning in 2016

Education Bills Special Ordered to May 14th — It’s Working!

We are down to the biggest, most important education bills of the year. We are hearing very encouraging news from the senate on the remaining bills. They are “special ordering” them to next week, Thursday, May 14th in order to Continue reading Education Bills Special Ordered to May 14th — It’s Working!

Important Senate Votes on April 23, 2015

The following education bills will be voted on by the entire state senate on Thursday, April 23rd. The Senate Education Committee introduced amendments to three of the bills given an Ought to Pass (OTP) recommendation. Please contact your senator today. Continue reading Important Senate Votes on April 23, 2015