Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about a new Fordham Institute report identifying 2800 public schools that only prosperous kids can attend. A more choice-based public school system, an idea endorsed in a new Brookings Institution report, would provide more opportunities for poor kids to attend better schools, they note.

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For more on the Fordham Institute report, please see ““Public” Schools in Name Only” by Michael Petrilli.
For more on the Brookings Institution report, please see “What’s Next in Education: Common Ground or Battle Ground?” by Paul Peterson

Peterson and Finn’s previous podcasts:

Studies Find No Effects (1/7/10)
Focus of School Reform Shifting to Teachers
Are Middle Schools or Middle Schoolers the Problem?
Biggest Spender in Politics: The NEA
Saving Jobs or Stimulating Reform?
Election Postmortem
Will Congress Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut?
Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools over Socioeconomic Diversity
The Nobel Committee Isn’t the Only One Giving Speculative Prizes
Will Michelle Rhee Triumph?
Will the Federal Role in Education Double?
Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps in New York City (10/1/09)
What Congress Is Not Working On
Charter Schools, Unions, and Linking Teachers with Student Achievement Data

Last updated February 23, 2010