School Choice

What Should Our Leaders Do About Failing Schools?

Innovation zones—with autonomy, accountability, independent boards, and extra funding—can bring improvement.
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

Betsy DeVos and the Future of Education Reform

My years as assistant secretary of education gave me a firsthand look at how infighting among education reformers is hampering progress toward change.
Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. stands in front of a class at Edward Hynes Charter School after the school resumed in-person learning in October 2020.

What’s Next in New Orleans

The Louisiana city has the most unusual school system in America. But can the new board of a radically decentralized district handle the latest challenges?
Protesters calling for Boston schools to keep the admissions exam in place for exam schools rally outside of Boston Latin School in Boston on October 18, 2020.

Exam-School Admissions Come Under Pressure amid Pandemic

Efforts to change selective admissions policies fuel parent activism
Montana resident Kendra Espinoza poses in front of the white-marble court building with her daughters Naomi (right) and Sarah (left) in Washington, D.C., on January 19, 2020.

A Landmark Ruling for Religious Schools

The future implications of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

Ban For-Profit Charters?

Campaign issue collides with Covid-era classroom reality

Charter Schools Show Steeper Upward Trend in Student Achievement than District Schools

First nationwide study of trends shows large gains for African Americans at charters

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