Posts Tagged ‘charter schools’

An Idea a Day: A Roadmap to Freedom

An Idea a Day: A Roadmap to Freedom
Every other year, the Beacon Center publishes “An Idea a Day” for each remaining legislative day of the current General Assembly. This year’s publication offers a roadmap to freedom, providing 57 ideas for the second session of the 108th General Assembly. Click here to download the...
December 3rd, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

Education funds not being spent wisely

The op-ed below by Justin Owen, Benjamin Clark, and Alexandria Gilbert outlines the findings of Beacon’s new education spending study. This article originally appeared in Wednesday’s Tennessean. A similar article appeared in Sundays’ Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription required). by...
September 4th, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

Following the Money: A Tennessee Education Spending Primer

Following the Money: A Tennessee Education Spending Primer
Beacon Center report analyzes how many tax dollars go into the classroom NASHVILLE – A new study released today analyzes taxpayer spending on public education in Tennessee. In the study, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state’s premier free market policy organization, looked at the amount taxpayers...
August 19th, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

The Choice is Ours: Empowering Families through Opportunity Scholarships

The Choice is Ours: Empowering Families through Opportunity Scholarships
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released a new publication highlighting the school choice stories of families across the state. The report, The Choice is Ours, tells how opportunity scholarships have empowered two Tennessee mothers to obtain a top-notch education for their sons. It...
February 25th, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

School choice debate heats up in Tennessee

Channel 4 News covers the growing momentum for bringing a school choice program to Tennessee, which would allow parents to choose where to send their kids to school. The TV station interviewed Beacon CEO Justin Owen about the benefits of such a program. “Every child is different, and it’s...
August 19th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

New poll: Tennesseans support school choice

New poll: Tennesseans support school choice
June 5, 2012 NASHVILLE—Nearly 60 percent of Tennessee voters support school vouchers, or opportunity scholarships, according to a survey released today by the Beacon Center of Tennessee and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. This comes as a task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam meets...
June 15th, 2012 | Feature, Policy | Read More

Survey suggests need for more school choice

Today’s Tennessean publishes an article by Beacon CEO Justin Owen and Friedman Foundation CEO Robert Enlow about school choice. The two talk about what the result of a recent poll sponsored by the organizations means for parental choice in education for Tennessee families. Read the entire article...
June 5th, 2012 | Commentary | Read More

Failure is an option

Law Clerk with the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, Will Hines discusses how the recent failure of a Tennessee charter school will actually benefit the charter system, and ultimately improve Tennessee education. This article originally appeared in The Nashville City Paper on July 26. by Will Hines On...
July 28th, 2010 | Commentary | Read More

POSTPONED: July 30 School Choice Event

In honor of the Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day The Tennessee Center for Policy Research invites you to attend A Breakfast Discussion on School Choice With guest speaker Sen. Jack Johnson Breakfast will be served 7:30 am to 9:00 am Friday, July 30th The office of TCPR 200 4th Avenue, Suite 625 Nashville,...
June 17th, 2010 | Events | Read More

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