A possible solution to the “Gaming the System” problem
Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss their co-authored paper, “Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis.”
The best defense against recent proposals to ban private schools? A good offense.
Matt Beienburg, the Director of Education Policy at the Goldwater Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the impact of education savings accounts as a school choice option in Arizona.
A new report by the Washington Post shows the overall number of children attending U.S. public schools with students of other races has actually doubled over the past 25 years. At the same time, many urban schools remain deeply segregated. An analysis by Tomas Monarrez, Brian Kisida and Matthew M. Chingos in Education Next examined this issue in the context of charter schooling.
Visitors to charter schools in Questa, New Mexico; Quincy, Florida; Starbuck, Minnesota; and Prescott Valley, Arizona, found some common ingredients.
Tomas Monarrez, a research associate in the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the impact charter schools have had on segregation in U.S. schools.
Effort parties, data walls, reading logs, and “warm/strict” — a look inside Success Academy
Twenty years ago this summer, I was a founder of the first charter school in New York state: the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.
Doug Harris, Professor and Department Chair of Economics at Tulane University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new study, “How is New Orleans School Performance Evolving, and Why?,” co-authored with Lihan Liu, Alica Gerry, and Paula Arce-Trigatti, and how school choice and performance-based contracting have fared after 15 years.
When the Ku Klux Klan wanted to outlaw private schools
Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll
Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?
Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success
The right way to evaluate private school choice programs
How five cities tackle the challenges of student transportation
“It is all too common for researchers to misinterpret the policy implications of these experiments, even when they are properly conducted.”
“Let’s face it, the problem in our schools isn’t just money”
First national analysis reveals a modest impact, depending on where you look
The pattern isn’t perfect. But over the past twenty years, the two lines appear to be moving generally in the same direction.
A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement
Montana case could prompt last judgment for Blaine Amendments
A critique of “Asleep at the Wheel,” the Network for Public Education’s analysis of the federal Charter Schools Program