In the News: Stop Being Dogmatic About Public Charter Schools

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. “

On Education, Bloomberg Candidacy Would Be Game-Changing

“Too many politicians are afraid.” Not Mayor Bloomberg.

Miami’s Choice Tsunami

Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade

Ban Public Schools

The best defense against recent proposals to ban private schools? A good offense.

EdNext Podcast: The Lessons of the Louisiana Scholarship Program

Patrick J. Wolf, professor at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-Chief Marty West to discuss the effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, the statewide school-voucher initiative, including its impact on student test scores and which schools participated in the program.

Three Factors Critical to Rural Charter Schools’ Success

Visitors to charter schools in Questa, New Mexico; Quincy, Florida; Starbuck, Minnesota; and Prescott Valley, Arizona, found some common ingredients.

EdNext Podcast: Have Charters Increased Segregation in American Schools?

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.

Come to Jesus

Effort parties, data walls, reading logs, and “warm/strict” — a look inside Success Academy

As New York Charters Turn 20, Let Good Schools Flourish

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.

The Education Exchange: Checking in on School Reforms in New Orleans

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.

Segregation and the School Choice Movement

When the Ku Klux Klan wanted to outlaw private schools

Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice

Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll

An Authoritative Look at Charter Schools and Segregation

Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?

The Federal Charter Schools Program: A Short, Opinionated History

Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success

What Happened in the Bayou?

Examining the Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program

On Goalpost Moving

The right way to evaluate private school choice programs

Going the Extra Mile for School Choice

How five cities tackle the challenges of student transportation

Boston Charter Study Tells Story About Limits of Test Scores

“It is all too common for researchers to misinterpret the policy implications of these experiments, even when they are properly conducted.”

Bloomberg Pushes Democratic Presidential Candidates on Charter Schools

“Let’s face it, the problem in our schools isn’t just money”

Do Charter Schools Increase Segregation?

First national analysis reveals a modest impact, depending on where you look

The “Obscure Educator” Who Invented Charter Schools

A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement

Answered Prayer?

Montana case could prompt last judgment for Blaine Amendments

Writing Under the Influence

A critique of “Asleep at the Wheel,” the Network for Public Education’s analysis of the federal Charter Schools Program

School Choices for Rural America

School choice leaves many small town denizens and suburbanites cold. So here’s an idea for what rural school reform should look like.

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