School Choice

Catholic v. Charters: Where’s the God Gene?

A couple of reports last week reanimated the debate about what to do with Catholic schools, which have been hemorrhaging students for the last couple of decades.

The Case for Public-School Choice in the Suburbs

Should parents in well-off suburban school districts be able to choose between schools that offer different approaches to learning?

‘Vouchers Unspoken,’ Predictable—But Unproductive

Whatever its other virtues or defects, Romney's plan should be debated on the basis of what it actually proposes—and not a politically-colored version thereof.

Behind the Headline: Integrating a School, One Child at a Time

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Could We Depoliticize School Choice?

As a long-time student of school choice (and, full disclosure, an adviser to Romney’s education team) I anticipate the governor is in for a bit of moral outrage.

The Romney Education Plan: Replacing Federal Overreach on Accountability with Federal Overreach on School Choice

A better idea might be to take a page from the Obama Administration handbook and make funding portability voluntary.

Tax Credit Scholarships Need a Critical, Not Hostile, Eye

It’s hard to get past the New York Times’s animus toward anything “private” or profit-seeking in the realm of K-12 education.

Charter Benefits Are Proven by the Best Evidence

Supporters of charter schools have four gold-standard randomized control trials on their side. Opponents of charter schools have no equally rigorous evidence on their side.

Behind the Headline: Stop Burning NY’s Special Ed Dollars

On Top of the News Stop Burning NY's Special Ed Dollars New York Post | 2/1/12 Behind...

Expanding Choice in Elementary and Secondary Education

An upcoming Brookings Institution report — "Expanding Choice in Elementary and Secondary Education" — will make interesting reading. The preview for a release event says that the report will discuss “how to expand school choice to increase equity and create a market within the public sector for school quality.” Given the expertise and background of the panelists who will present next week, how they define equity, the public sector, and school quality will be quite significant.

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