THE OKLAHOMAN: School choice, tax cuts: a win-win

THE OKLAHOMAN: POINT OF VIEW I EDUCATIONAL TAX CREDITS WORTHWHILE School choice, tax cuts: a win-win BY BRANDON DUTCHER I've long argued that Oklahoma should phase out its personal income tax and re-place it with nothing. Simply use some growth revenue each year to buy down the tax rate little by little. Though I believe that we'll see movement in that direction, progress to date has been slow. In the meantime, I've decided to cut my own taxes. "Any one may…

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  • February 1, 2015

TULSA WORLD – OSF donors can help Vera Poore, too

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 OSF donors can help Vera Poore, too BY CHARLIE DANIELS This is the story of two kids, one rich, one poor. Both went to the public school assigned to them by their street address. However, one size does not fit all. The assigned school fit neither the rich kid nor the poor kid. The rich kid (named Ritchie Wellborne) was bright but shy. The poor kid (Vera Poore) was even brighter than Ritchie, but she wore…

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  • January 31, 2015

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Florida’s School Choice Showdown

REVIEW & OUTLOOK Florida's School Choice Showdown Charlie Crist dodges as unions attack his tax-credit scholarships. Wall Street Journal Sept. 12, 2014 6:39 p.m. ET 'There's no partisan politics about kids. It's all about doing what's right, first and foremost." So declared then Republican Governor Charlie Crist upon signing the nation's largest expansion of private K-12 scholarships in 2010. Now Mr. Crist is running to get his job back as a Democrat, and his new union friends are suing to…

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  • January 27, 2015

OCPA PERSPECTIVE: OSF Helping Students Find the Place Where They Learn Best

OSF Helping Students Find the Place Where They Learn Best By Charlie Daniels The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) recently held its annual Parental Choice Symposium in New Orleans—and in Tampa. I was invited to the symposium in my capacity as a board member of the newly formed Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF), which uses contributions creditable against state income tax to provide scholarships to private schools for low-income kids. The symposium convened at Loyola University in New Or-leans. Among the…

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  • January 1, 2015

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program.

Wall Street Journal  |   OPINION How I Learned Not to Hate School Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program saved me. So why are teachers trying to kill it? By DENISHA MERRIWEATHER Oct. 22, 2014 7:07 p.m. ET By the time I was in the fourth grade, I had been held back twice, disliked school, and honestly believed I’d end up a high-school dropout. Instead, three months ago, I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida in interdisciplinary social…

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  • November 6, 2014

THE SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Former D.C. councilman Kevin Chavous talks about his battles with teachers unions…

THE SATURDAY INTERVIEW On the School-Choice Barricades Former D.C. councilman Kevin Chavous talks about his battles with teachers unions across the country and why the voucher movement is advancing. By ALLYSIA FINLEY Sept. 5, 2014 6:35 p.m. ET 'It's like a tale of two Americas on school choice," says Kevin Chavous. There's the status quo that includes the teachers unions and their allies. "And then there's the other America"—those "who have to suffer every day because their kids aren't getting…

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  • September 6, 2014