While technocrats have been trying to centralize and homogenize and control everything about education, school choice and charters have done the exact opposite.
There are a number of serious methodological challenges involved in empirical research on how education policies affect ethnic segregation.
Introduction of vouchers leads to higher outcomes for pupils remaining in public schools.
In this debate, Robert Pondiscio and Peter Cunningham consider how much regulation should accompany government-funded school choice.
What’s at stake is not the future of chartering but the future of choice.
This idea could be included in the major tax-reform overhaul expected this spring.
On February 2, Fordham hosted a discussion on the findings of recent studies of the impact of using vouchers to attend private school.
If you oppose vouchers because you think they lack accountability, it may be time to take another look.
Here are some of EdNext’s recent and trending articles on various aspects of school choice just in time for School Choice Week.
Hunter College Elementary School and High School receive public funds but are not run by the NYC Department of Education.
The conversation on parental satisfaction must also include those parents whose children participate in private school choice programs.
In the Washington Post, editorial page editor Fred Hiatt describes the kind of school choice program he thinks would show immediate dividends for poor kids.
Revival efforts are focusing on better curricula, leadership, management practices, and newfound transparency about educational outcomes.
The real disagreement among reformers is not whether there should be accountability, but to whom schools should be held accountable: parents or bureaucrats.
Two new studies compare the views of charter school parents to the views of private school and district school parents.
Charter public school success depends on the opinion of parents.
What limits would you place on a parent’s right to choose a school for his or her child using public funds?
Education reformers who are reflexively critical of DeVos are framing a narrow set of policies—the ones they prefer—as the very definition of “school choice,” “justice,” “morality,” or “accountability.”
It is a falsehood that Michigan charters have no regulation, no oversight, and no accountability.
On what basis will regulators be able to judge quality to protect families against making bad choices?
No child should have to wait for a school to get better when there are other opportunities available.
A new study confirms earlier ones finding that public schools are not better than private schools at fostering civic values.
If charter schools are to thrive, we need support from Democrats and Republicans.
The history of charter schools in D.C. at 20 and the past and future of charters nationwide at 25.