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"The Only National Black School Choice Advocacy Group Is Folding" from Education Week

on Wednesday, 25 October 2017.

The Black Alliance for Educational Options is shutting down for good at the end of the year, the group announced on its website Wednesday.

Founded by school choice pioneer Howard Fuller, BAEO is the only group at the national level focused exclusively on expanding school choice for low-income and working class African-American families—both through charter schools and school vouchers.

But the school choice advocacy world has become increasingly crowded in the 18 years since BAEO's founding, said Fuller who sits on the group's board, and that's meant more competition for visibility and funding.

"Some organizations, and ours is one of them, have a shelf-life," he said. "And we just reached a point where we had done great work but didn't see the ability to continue to do that work going forward."

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"DeVos Charges Ahead on School Choice" from The Hill

on Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become an ardent foot soldier for President Trump's deregulatory agenda while aggressively pushing her own school choice initiatives.

The billionaire businesswoman was one of Trump’s most controversial Cabinet selections, with Democrats and liberal groups assailing her lack of experience in public schools and her years at the helm of an organization that promoted school privatization.

The criticism hasn’t faded, but DeVos is charging ahead.

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"Private School Choice Advocates Cheer US Supreme Court Ruling" from US News & World Report

on Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

Private school choice advocates cheered a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, which they framed as a big win for their long-term goal of increasing access to educational options for the most underserved students, including at religious schools.

The justices ruled 6-3 that the state could not refuse a playground grant to a church solely because the church is a religious institution. Advocates of private school choice programs, which allow students to use public dollars to enroll in private schools, including religious schools, considered the ruling a proxy win over voucher opponent claims that public funds shouldn't go to religious schools, and one step closer to challenging the constitutionality of provisions in place in 39 states that prevent them from doing so.

Continue reading "Private School Choice Advocates Cheer US Supreme Court Ruling" from US News & World Report.