2017 Highlights

2017 was very successful and lays the groundwork for more progress next year! We set an ambitious agenda and advanced on nearly every effort. Once again the game-changer was grassroots involvement and support. Engaged parents and citizens play a major Continue reading 2017 Highlights

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

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 24, 2017

The House and Senate must finalize bills this week if they must go to a second committee, generally those with fiscal notes. Any differences between the House and Senate versions must be negotiated as we head into May and June. Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 24, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 17, 2017

The House and Senate must finalize bills by April 25th if they must go to a second committee, generally those with fiscal notes. Any differences between the House and Senate versions must be negotiated as we head into May and Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 17, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 3, 2017

We are just past the half-way point of the legislative session with the House and Senate having exchanged surviving bills. As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with legislators’ contact information at the end. Overview Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 3, 2017