Vouchers and Tax Credits

A statue of Johnny Appleseed welcomes visitors to the Massachusetts Visitor Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Inset: Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Betsy Appleseed and School Choice

Choice initiatives and expansions in Florida, Arkansas, West Virginia and elsewhere show that eventually, trees blossom
Exterior of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN

Hoosiers Score Benefits from Private School Choice

New observational study finds students who got vouchers in Indiana were more likely than similar traditional public-school students to enroll in college.
Cory Booker

Bye-Bye, Booker

Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.
The Friedmans, with friend, heading to Milton’s 90th birthday party.

On Goalpost Moving

The right way to evaluate private school choice programs

Making Sense of the Lousy Test Results in Louisiana’s Voucher Program

Recent Louisiana Scholarship Program test scores look pretty grim. But there are three important caveats to keep in mind.
Figure 1: The Effect of Open-Enrollment Mandates on Expected Participation

Some Regulations Deter Private Schools from Participating in Voucher Programs

Rules preventing participating schools from having specific admissions policies and requirements that schools take state standardized tests both reduce the likelihood that private schools say they will participate in voucher programs.

In the News: Millennials Are More Likely to Support School Choice — a SXSWedu Panel Reveals Why

According to recent polls, adults who were born between 1981 and 1996 tend to think favorably about charter schools, vouchers, and other types of education options.

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