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In Pandemic, Private Schools Face Peril

Policy choices may help to preserve options for families

If Many More Private Schools Close, All Schools Will Suffer

Biden, Moynihan, and Goldwater once teamed up on a tuition tax-credit. Could something similar happen now?

The Price Students Pay When Schools Are Closed

Seven ways children, and the nation, lose out when school buildings do not open

Homeschool Happens Everywhere

Less formal instruction, but more family and community activities

The New Accountability Assignment

Post-Covid, judge schools based on what they ask students to read, write, and do, in addition to how much students learn.

Reopening Resilient Schools

With a hybrid learning model and proper safeguards, schools can successfully open

“No Excuses High,” Trapped by Its Own Success?

Highly regimented charter schools deliver the test results, but their methods may be ill-suited to the independent realities of college life.

Charter Schools and Their Enemies

At 90, Thomas Sowell reminds charter schools how to fight. And why.

What American Families Experienced When Covid-19 Closed Their Schools

Parents report little contact with teachers and less student learning, but also broad satisfaction; charter and private schools provide more opportunities for student-teacher interaction


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