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4Choice - School Choice without Vouchers Open in a new browser window
   Presentation of a model legislation that lets parents choose the school.
   http://4brevard.com/choice/
Alliance for the Separation of School and State Open in a new browser window
   Argues against the interference by government in education.
   http://honestedu.org/
Black Alliance for Education Options Open in a new browser window
   Supports empowering low income black families with school choice.
   http://www.baeo.org
Center for Education Reform Open in a new browser window
   Advocacy, statistics, resources and guidance on education reform issues and action at the school, district, state and national levels, from School Choice, charter schools, and educational entrepreneurialism to high academic standards, teacher professional
   http://edreform.com/
Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC) Open in a new browser window
   Provides technical assistance, training, and resources to charter school developers, operators, charter-granting agencies, and policy makers in California, nationally, and internationally.
   http://www.cacharterschools.org/
Charter Schools Kiwi-style Open in a new browser window
   A former member of New Zealand's Parliament describes the reforms in his country.
   http://4brevard.com/choice/new-zealand.htm
Citizens For Educational Freedom Open in a new browser window
   Helps parents take action to acquire freedom of education for their children. Provides newsletters, a three-step tutorial what to do, and background information.
   http://www.educational-freedom.org/
Class Acts Open in a new browser window
   Arizona had 1/3 of the nation's charter schools. This study by business and economics writer James K. Glassman looks at competitive effects on all schools.
   http://www.reason.com/9804/fe.glassman.html
Cost of Education Open in a new browser window
   Cato Institute study: What Would a Voucher Buy. Documents the cost of public and private education.
   http://www.cato.org/pubs/briefs/bp-025.html
Dr. Quentin Quade's essays on school choice Open in a new browser window
   Part of Blum Center at Marquette University's effort to collect, organize, synthesize and distribute information regarding school choice efforts across the country.
   http://www.marquette.edu/blum/pamph.html
Education Policy Institute Open in a new browser window
   Documented inside information on PTA and teacher unions. Education research and policy analysis from a public choice and pro-market perspective, plus expert revelations on teacher unions, collective bargaining in education, PTA issues, and education refor
   http://www.educationpolicy.org/
Educational Issues Open in a new browser window
   National Center for Policy Analysis whitepapers on education issues, particularly School Choice and teacher's union obstruction of Choice reforms.
   http://www.ncpa.org/pi/edu/edu1.html
Eliminate Governmental Interference in Education Open in a new browser window
   Alliance for Intellectual Freedom in Education supports Choice, with emphasis on homeschooling.
   http://www.mainstream.net/nhpolitics/thinker.html
Excellent Education for Everyone Open in a new browser window
   Collection of articles in favour of school choice by the coalition of New Jersey citizens.
   http://www.nje3.org
FOXNews - Are Parents Boycotting Public Schools? Open in a new browser window
   The article describes the movement of taking kids out of public schools.
   http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,52076,00.html
Faith In Public Schools Fades Open in a new browser window
   African-American parents with children in Georgia public schools are more likely than white parents to think private companies should run those facilities.
   http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/100299/met_1b1Priva.html
Floridians for School Choice Open in a new browser window
   Action-oriented and effective advocacy for giving every family in Florida the opportunity to choose their child's school using public education funds as a scholarship.
   http://www.floridians.org/
Fraser Institute - Competitive Market Solutions Open in a new browser window
   See what Americans can learn from school choice success in Canada. The Case for School Choice: Models from the United States, New Zealand, Denmark, and Sweden.
   http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/education/index.asp?snav=edu
Freedom Of Education Open in a new browser window
   News, information, essays, and links promoting educational liberty and separation of school and state.
   http://www.freedomofeducation.net
Jews and School Choice Open in a new browser window
   The article shows the problem from a jewish point of view.
   http://www.jefi.org/9.2.03/html/btz/comm58.html
Michigan Union Accountability Act: Open in a new browser window
   Mackinac Center for Public Policy takes aim at teacher unions as the main barrier to School Choice. See study, proposed legislation, and other policy research.
   http://www.mackinac.org/article.asp?ID=3944
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation Open in a new browser window
   A foundation supported by Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman. Advocates restructuring the education system to ensure educational service competition and free choice.
   http://www.friedmanfoundation.org/
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools Open in a new browser window
   National organization supporting parents, students and teachers enrolled in alternative education. Membership information, publications, resources, jobs, news, and contact information.
   http://www.ncacs.org/
Reason Magazine - No Vouchers for You Open in a new browser window
   Review of a speech by a member of the black community.
   http://reason.com/hod/sm061501.html
Reason magazine - Schools of Thought Open in a new browser window
   Article explaining some backgrounds on the topic and the organizations involved.
   http://reason.com/9701/fe.rick.shtml
Resources for Teachers Needing Help Open in a new browser window
   The American Society for Ethics in Education offers resources for teachers.
   http://www.edethics.org/resources_for_teachers.htm
Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics of Home School Students Open in a new browser window
   A large study comparing home school students and their counterparts.
   http://www.hslda.org/docs/study/rudner1999/Rudner0.asp
School Choice Programs: What's Happening in the States Open in a new browser window
   This conservative research facility publishes details and statistics on each state's School Choice efforts, and maintains links to many other Choice sites.
   http://www.heritage.org/Research/Education/bg1970.cfm
School Choice Research - Harvard University Index Open in a new browser window
   Program on Education Policy and Governance presents research papers and executive summaries on the results of innovative US policies.
   http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/pepg/
School Choice Research - Manhattan Institute Index Open in a new browser window
   Comprehensive summary of education reform policy studies published by their Center for Civic Innovation.
   http://www.manhattaninstitute.org/html/cci.htm#educationreform
School Choice Research - The Cato Institute: Index Open in a new browser window
   Extensive library of studies, articles and monographs based on classical values of individual liberty, limited government, free markets.
   http://www.cato.org/current/school-choice/index.html
School Choice Wars Open in a new browser window
   John Merrifield, economics professor at University of Texas, in articles and a new book, explains why K-12 schools governed by market forces would be much more attractive to teachers than the status quo.
   http://business.utsa.edu/faculty/jmerrifi/
School Choice Wisconsin Open in a new browser window
   Provides information on the impact of school choice on families, communities, and schools.
   http://www.schoolchoiceinfo.org/
School Choice and Policy Advocacy Open in a new browser window
   The Boise Center for Religion and American Public Life publishd a list of advocacy groups.
   http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/research/rapl/issues/schoolchoice/sc_advocacy.html
School Choice: Good for Teachers Open in a new browser window
   A teacher explores reasons why Choice will increase demand and salaries for good teachers.
   http://www.mackinac.org/pubs/mer/article.asp?ID=3429
School Choice: Issues and Answers Open in a new browser window
   Citizens for a Sound Economy research paper is easy to read and well referenced. It covers 8 forms of Choice.
   http://www.cse.org/processor/printer.php?issue_id=669
School Choices: A Citizen's Guide to Education Reform Open in a new browser window
   A worldwide research comparing competitive schools to government run schools. Many essays, articles, book reviews, and complete book chapters included.
   http://www.schoolchoices.org
School Reform News Open in a new browser window
   The Heartland Institute's national monthly outreach publication for school reformers, with 1000s of articles on vouchers, test scores and graduation rates.
   http://www.heartland.org/Publications.cfm?pblId=6
School Vouchers Links Open in a new browser window
   Definitions of some common terms used regarding the issue as well as links to sites for and against school choice through vouchers.
   http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/project/voucher/index.html
Teachers for Better Education Open in a new browser window
   Organization of teachers who support school choice and the Opportunity Scholarship program.
   http://ivbe.org/tbe/
The Brookings Institution Open in a new browser window
   The center presents its research, books, and commentary.
   http://www.brookings.edu/data/brookings_taxonomy.xml?taxonomy=Education*School%20choice
The National Charter School Clearinghouse Open in a new browser window
   Provides resources on several charter school research topics.
   http://www.ncsc.info
The Right Thing; Why liberals should be pro-choice Open in a new browser window
   A Brookings Institution fellow, in The New Republic, discusses emerging political constituencies for Choice versus the cognitive dissonance created by our current government monopoly.
   http://www.brookings.edu/views/articles/ravitch/20011008.htm
The Union That Killed Education Open in a new browser window
   Newsmax.com Book review "The Worm in the Apple: How the Teachers Unions Are Destroying American Education," a new book by Peter Brimelow
   http://newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/2/16/204756.shtml
Universal Tuition Tax Credit Open in a new browser window
   Mackinac Center for Public Policy - "Proposal to Advance Parental Choice in Education". Also available as a 76 page download.
   http://www.mackinac.org/article.asp?ID=362
Virtual Charters: Public Schooling at Home Open in a new browser window
   K12, a Virtual charter school led by former education secretary, Bill Bennett, provides free curriculum, computers and connections for homeschoolers.
   http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0108/p14s1-lepr.html
Why School Vouchers Can Help Inner-City Children Open in a new browser window
   The Manhattan Institute feature article by The Honorable Kurt L. Schmoke, Mayor of Baltimore "The City That Reads."
   http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cb_20.htm
WorldNetDaily: Vouching for Liberty by Alan Keyes Open in a new browser window
   Article by the conservative commentator proposing public school choice in the United States without vouchers.
   http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=21329
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris Open in a new browser window
   Actual June 2002 supreme court decision stating for the fourth time that school choice has no first amendment problem in religious schools.
   http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/00-1751.pdf

Last Updated: 2007-10-14 06:38:45