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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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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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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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