HELENA — While advocates of school choice struck out again this year in Montana, failing to enact a bill providing tax credits or any public money for private or charter schools, they say they’re not giving up.
HELENA — The state Senate Wednesday endorsed a bill allowing public charter schools in Montana, but not before a razor-close vote watered down the proposal by limiting any new charter school’s independence from state education rules.
HELENA — Eric Feaver, the leader of MEA-MFT, the union representing teachers and other public workers, says it’s no coincidence the entire public-education community is battling hard against school-choice bills this Legislature.
HELENA — Advocates for “school choice” — the use of tax credits or public money to help finance public-school alternatives in Montana like charter or private schools — have hit a high-water mark this Legislature, getting a major bill through a chamber for the first time.
HELENA – The state Senate on Thursday advanced one of the session’s major school choice bills, which creates a new state income tax credit for donating to “scholarship organizations” that help students attending private schools.
HELENA — The House unexpectedly flipped Tuesday on a Republican proposal to bring charter schools to Montana, although the proposal may not be dead yet.
“There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.”
HELENA – Advocates of “school choice” filled the state Capitol halls Monday, in part to testify for a pair of bills creating new state income-tax credits helping finance private schools in Montana.
HELENA — A pair of bills to offer tax breaks to parents of children attending private schools drew praise from some parents who wanted more options for their children and came under attack as unconstitutional from public school advocates.