Court victory for charter schools in Louisiana
EdStat: Between 1968 and 2013, the Percentage of Middle-Income Families Enrolled in Private Schools Fell from 12 Percent to 7 Percent
Enrollment in private schools is falling among middle-income students, while high-income and low-income student enrollment in private schools is holding steady.
EdStat: During the Last School Year, the Number of Charter Schools in California Grew by 1.6 Percent
This is even lower than last year’s rate of 1.9 percent.
Has expanding income inequality fueled a broader increase in segregation at both public and private schools?
Students in the sample weren’t even participating in school-voucher programs
EdStat: 89 Percent of American Children who Attended a Private Elementary School were Enrolled in a Catholic School in 1965
In 2013, the comparable figure was 42 percent.
New research just published by Education Next indicates that enrollment in private schools is falling among middle-income students, while high-income and low-income student enrollment in private schools is holding steady.
Given the recent rhetoric of education reform’s critics, one might be forgiven for thinking that American private schools are at the peak of their influence.
EdStat: Private-School Enrollment Has Decreased Dramatically for Hispanic Students, Dropping from 13 Percent Enrolled in 1959 to 3 Percent Enrolled in 2013
The decline was steepest among middle-class Hispanic families.
Linda Brown this week announced she was stepping down as CEO of Boston-based Building Excellent Schools.
EdStat: For the Past 50 Years, Roughly One in 10 U.S. Families Has Chosen to Enroll Their Children in Private School
Has expanding income inequality led to an increased concentration of affluent families at private schools?
Long-term enrollment trends by family income
In Palm Beach County, Florida, the school board is hoping to raise over $150 million a year in additional property tax revenues while preventing local charter schools from receiving any of the funds.
EdStat: This Spring, the Acceptance Rate at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was 15 Percent
The acceptance rate at “TJ” was slightly lower than the acceptance rate at nearby Georgetown University.
We do not find any evidence that private school voucher students are either less or more likely to vote in presidential elections than students educated in public schools.
EdStat: There are Over 500 Medium- and High-Poverty Census Tracts across the Country without Nearby Charter Elementary Schools
The Opportunity Zone program might help make these “charter school deserts” fewer and farther between.
The Opportunity Zone program, part of the 2017 tax reform package, might be able to help.
When reporting on similar studies, does the media pay more attention to those that are more negative about school choice?
EdStat: The Annual Rate of Charter School Growth has Reached an All-Time Low: a 1 Percent Increase in Charter Schools between 2017 and 2018
Our EdNext authors propose a few ways to regain momentum.
A new federal tax incentive could hold the key to spurring billions of dollars in investment in low-income areas with limited access to quality public charter school options.
EdStat: The Average Increase in the African American Concentration Experienced by an African American Transfer Student was 3.8 Percent
Charters don’t seem to be solving the problem of school segregation and, in some cases, are making it a little worse.
The Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard hosted a conference last month on the long-term effects of choice.
A review of Choosing Charters: Better Schools or More Segregation?
We conducted six formal statistical tests of the hypothesis that school choice test score impacts reliably predict future attainment impacts. Five of the tests did not support the hypothesis. We have subjected our initial findings to a variety of robustness tests, all of which they passed.