Giving Compass' Take:

· After the transcript of President Trump’s State of the Union speech was released, readers noticed that the words "School Choice" were capitalized. Here, Education Next suggests that this means it is a law headed rapidly for passage and discusses the school choice movement and what it would cost.

· What is school choice? What does school choice cost the government? Does school choice help all students? 

· Read and learn more about school choice and how it is changing education

The transcript of President Trump’s State of the Union speech that was released by the White House mysteriously capitalized the phrase “School Choice,” as if it were the title of a law: “To help support working parents, the time has come to pass School Choice for Americans’ children.”

Unlike some of the president’s other domestic policy proposals, though, the language about school choice was accompanied by no details about a budget or forthcoming legislative action.

So what was with the capital letters?

One wouldn’t want to make too much of them. But one wouldn’t want to make too little of them, either. Some legislation does appear to be moving forward, at least in the Senate. On January 23, Senator Ted Cruz, calling school choice “the civil rights issue of the 21st century,” said he planned “next week” to introduce “federal school choice legislation that would create a federal tax credit, a dollar for dollar credit, of every dollar contributed to a scholarship granting organization, is a credit on your federal taxes.”

Read the full article about school choice by Ira Stoll at Education Next.