In a new case study for the R Street Institute, “Chartering in Kansas City,” Michael McShane writes about how, with support from farsighted local philanthropists, charter school enrollment has grown to 47 percent of students within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools.
A group from Excel Academy in Boston joined Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how the charter network works to accommodate students with special needs, including English language learners and those with disabilities, into their program.
Tougher grading standards set more students up for success
Before expecting to effectively shape policy in a world full of complexity and honest disagreement, learn about the world you want to change.
A week to celebrate those voting with their feet.
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.
Joshua Dunn, a professor of political science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the Supreme Court case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools.
Good choices for all in Indianapolis
Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.
Assessing the impact of national standards
“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.
It’s not hard to see the politics at play, but Booker deserves credit for calling out the Democratic party for being unresponsive to many constituents who support charter schooling.
Buzzfeed has a report on a presidential campaign event of Senator Elizabeth Warren in Atlanta that was disrupted by protesters urging support for charter schools. Longtime school choice activist Howard Fuller was on the scene and, according to a photograph posted on Twitter, met with Warren before the event.
In the New York Times, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker writes, “Many public charter schools have proved to be an effective, targeted tool to give children with few other options a chance to succeed. “
‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.
Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time observing a Success Academy school in the Bronx, and his new book, “How the Other Half Learns.”
“Too many politicians are afraid.” Not Mayor Bloomberg.
“Shame on us,” “Return to accountability,” “Focus on the low-performing students,” and other reactions to the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress results.
Predictions about the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress range from “Gains” to “Stagnancy” to “Worse News”
Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade
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.