Matthew Nielsen: Nebraska is far behind in embracing school choice

By Matthew Nielsen:

School choice has been a hotly contested issue in Nebraska politics for several years. Special interest groups, politicians and unions all have plenty of reasons to be concerned about the state of education in Nebraska, but no one has more interest than parents and the students themselves — all 367,000 of them.

Nebraska’s lawmakers have managed to stop every effort to begin school choice programs for families. Private schools, with their various programs, curricula and specializations, are not options for low-income families, regardless of interest or ability… read more

Matthew Nielsen is the founder and board chair at Educational Freedom Institute