Newspaper Articles – Mary C. Tillotson

Teachers Union Sues to Stop Florida Choice Expansion

A lawsuit from a Florida union would eliminate school choice for many low-income students and effectively kill a program to help students with autism and other special needs.

Private Schools Can Learn from Charters, Report Says

While private schools—in particular, Catholic schools—have seen an enrollment decline in recent years, the Catholic school network Cristo Rey<

Unions to Appeal California Decision Concluding Tenure Hurts Poor Kids

The California Teachers Association has announced plans to appeal a June 10 court decision concluding teachers union rules send the worst teachers to the neediest students.

Only One-Quarter of Teacher Prep Programs Rate High On New Report

A week after a California judge ruled on a case involving teacher tenure, dismissal and layoffs, the National Council for Teacher

Judge Lets 2,400 North Carolina Kids Attend Choice Schools

More than 2,000 low-income North Carolina parents will be able to send their children to the schools of their choice after all, thanks to the state’s Supreme Court.

Florida Legislature Sends School Choice Expansion to Governor

More Florida families may get to send their kids to private school thanks to a new piece of legislation.

Civil Liberties Organization Sues to Overturn Anti-bullying Law

If a Jewish student refers to the Holocaust and says the German Nazis were evil, and a German student overhears, should the Jewish student be punished for bullying?

Illinois House Passes Three-Year Ban on Online Charter Schools

The Illinois House has passed a three-year ban on virtual charter schools, shortly after an existing one-year ban expired.

Mississippi Special-Needs Choice Bill to Return

In Mississippi, only 23 percent of special-needs students graduate high school.