Posts Tagged ‘dr. milton friedman’

Tennessee moves one step closer to an opportunity scholarship program

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Federation for Children (TFC), the state affiliate of the American Federation for Children, today applauds the passage of SB 196 the “Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act,” from the Senate Education Committee. The Beacon Center of Tennessee joins with...
March 26th, 2014 | Recent News | 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

Washington Free Beacon covers school choice movement

The Washington Free Beacon, a national online publication, covers recent advancements of school choice efforts in both Alabama and Tennessee. The publication gets Beacon CEO Justin Owen’s reaction to Tennessee’s activity. “As we talk with parents, lawmakers, and other Tennesseans, we consistently...
March 1st, 2013 | Recent News | 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

Beacon, Friedman launch “Choose Me, Tennessee”

Beacon, Friedman launch “Choose Me, Tennessee”
To help communicate the benefits of school choice to Tennessee families, the Beacon Center and Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice have launched a new website called Families can visit the website to find out how school choice will impact them, stay updated on school choice...
January 8th, 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

Families should have school choice options

Beacon CEO Justin Owen and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice’s Robert Enlow pen an article in today’s Knoxville News Sentinel on why families in our state should have more school choice options. Read the entire article below or at the Knoxville News Sentinel‘s website.   by...
June 23rd, 2012 | Commentary | 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

TCPR leads the way on opportunity scholarships

July 6, 2011 The Heartland Institute’s “School Reform News” notes the Tennessee Center for Policy Research’s involvement in the effort to provide opportunity scholarships to low-income Tennessee children. “Studies of voucher programs show that they save local school systems...
June 27th, 2011 | Recent News | Read More

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