The Education Exchange: A Lot of Lost Ground: Results from the Education Next Survey on Learning During the Pandemic
“Across a range of the questions that we asked, you see a more robust response in the charter school sector and in the private school sector.”
State constitutions cannot forbid legislatures from aiding religious schools.
Public Prep’s Ian Rowe on “the contrast between the 23 unarmed black people that were killed by police in 2018 and the more than three million who were in college or graduate school.”
“We haven’t seen big negative effects really for anyone,” Marcus Winters says. “It puts the burden back on the side that would say that expanding charter schools harms public schools or harms kids in public schools.”
The Education Exchange: How America Responded to the Pandemic of 1957-58: “Almost the Exact Opposite of What We See Today”
“In 1957-58, there were no economic lockdowns. There weren’t even school closures,” Niall Ferguson says. “There was a consensus that the right thing to do was to keep the show on the road.”
“It’s very important to have some sort of solution to what you do with students in the fall, if you are interested in reopening the economy and sending their parents back to work,” Nina Rees says.
“A tripling of interest when coronavirus first broke out.”
Let science, not fear, drive our decisions, he says
The Education Exchange: Detroit Students Get U.S. Constitutional Right to a Basic Minimum Education. What Happens Next?
Lawyer Rocco Testani assesses the 6th Circuit’s recent decision in the Detroit schools case Gary B. v Whitmer: “in constitutional law, there is not a remedy to redress every social ill.”
Surveying Louisiana residents about their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Robin Lake on moving from “a state of shock to providing ongoing education to kids”
“What I’ve heard from a lot of homeschooling families is the moment you leave traditional school, you realize how much time is wasted.”
Former Seattle superintendent Joseph Olchefske on the “checkerboard situation” of distance learning in response to coronavirus closures—and the “doomsday scenario” of it lasting through fall 2020.
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho recounts a “seamless” transition to distance learning in response to the novel coronavirus—and predicts it will lead to “a new revolution of choice.”
A senior research and policy associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, David Griffith, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study that investigates whether student achievement increases as the market share of charter schools grows. Read Griffith’s full report, “Rising Tide: Charter School Market Share and Student Achievement.” Follow The Education Exchange on […]
The director of the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research at Saint Louis University, Michael Podgursky, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss what long-term economic effects are likely to result from the Covid-19 pandemic.
A senior fellow and director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute, Ray Domanico, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how enrollment in district and charter schools in New York City is shifting.
An Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Albert Cheng (pictured), joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Cheng’s new paper, which reports findings from a survey of college alumni about their experiences in higher education and afterward.
The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education at the Hoover Institution, Eric Hanushek (pictured), joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss new findings on the gaps in educational achievement by socio-economic status. Hanushek and Peterson are co-authors of “Long-Run Trends in the U.S. SES-Achievement Gap,” with Laura M. Talpey and Ludger Woessman. This research […]
The director of the ifo Center for the Economics of Education, Ludger Woessmann, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Woessmann’s new research that investigates how testing reforms relate to country performance on the Program for International Student Assessment tests over time.
A professor of education policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf’s latest findings from Milwaukee’s Parental Choice Program. Wolf’s research explores whether voucher students are more likely to attain higher levels of education than their peers outside of the program.
A distinguished research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Macke Raymond, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Raymond’s new paper that looks into rising high school graduation rates, and the gap between those high-school graduation requirements and the entry requirements for state universities.
The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper that offers evidence on how states and localities can optimize teacher compensation.
An assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, Daniel Hamlin, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss research on whether homeschooled children have fewer opportunities to acquire cultural capital than their public school peers.
Marcus Winters, an associate professor in Boston University and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study by Winters that shows lasting test score gains for students at charter schools in Newark, N.J.