The Journal

Book covers of "The Tyranny of Merit" and "The Aristocracy of Talent"

The Merits of Meritocracy

Does it expand opportunity or entrench privilege?
Book cover of "Scripting the Moves"

No Excuses, Revisited

A thoughtful but dated criticism of “no excuses” schools
Book cover of "Beyond Standards" by Morgan Polikoff

A Sharp Critique of Standards-Based Reform

Polikoff pins his hopes on high-quality curricula selected by the states
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for an event to mark the start of monthly Child Tax Credit relief payments, in the White House complex, July 15, 2021.

How a Turbocharged Child Tax Credit Could Electrify School Choice

States could offer to match the money if parents spend it on education
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seated, celebrates after signing a bill that expands eligibility for state scholarships to fund private-school tuition.

School Choice Advances in the States

Advocates describe “breakthrough year”
Photo of Robert Behning

“When Choice Really Works, It Lifts Up Everyone”

State Rep. Robert Behning on Indiana’s voucher program
Book cover of "Hybrid Homeschooling"

A Robust and Timely Discussion of a New Kind of Homeschooling

Hybrid approach combines at-home learning with school attendance

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