I left you with a school choice summertime smile, took a couple weeks to bask in the sun, only to return to find a host of good news on which to report:
- A bipartisan group of New Hampshire legislators overrode their governor’s veto to enact a brand-new tax credit scholarship program — the Cato Institute’s Adam Schaeffer highlights a couple of novel features that support parental choice to provide home education and allow the program to expand automatically to meet growing demand;
- Pennsylvania not only expanded its decade-old tax credit scholarship program for low- and middle-income families but also created a new program that expands choice for students in the lowest-performing 15 percent of schools;
- A June 27 bill signing by Gov. Bob McDonnell added Virginia to the growing number of states with educational tax credits, a move that offers opportunities to low- and middle-income families and many disabled students; and
- Mississippi became the 11th state to create a private school choice program for students with disabilities, in this case benefiting those with dyslexia.
So yours truly leaves town for a couple weeks to get some fun and sun, and four states introduce or expand school choice. Do you think I could persuade the powers-that-be here that there might be a little cause-and-effect involved, and that this young blogging prodigy should take more time off? Not sure whether I should press my luck on this one….