Charter Schools

Study Shows Louisiana’s Choice Program Improves Racial Integration

In the name of civil rights, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking to keep low-income black students in Louisiana from attending the schools of their choice. However, new research shows that Louisiana’s school choice program improves racial integration.

Charter “Restarts” Offer Alternative to Closing Failing Schools

When a charter school doesn’t uphold its end of the charter bargain—autonomy for accountability—and fails to produce strong student learning, must closing the school be the only option?

Peter Flanigan: A True Friend of School Choice

School vouchers never had a better friend than Peter Flanigan.

The Import of the CREDO Charter School Study

The new national charter school study by Stanford's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) has attracted enormous, well-deserved attention.

New Hampshire Court’s School Choice Decision was Flawed and Unprecedented

Last week, a New Hampshire trial court declared that the state’s nascent scholarship tax credit (STC) program could not fund students attending religious schools.

Authorizer Of, Not In, the District

D.C. has recently undertaken two invaluable reforms that, when combined with the city’s other systemic features, place D.C. on the brink of becoming the urban school system of the future.

By the Company It Keeps: Nelson Smith

An interview with the former president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Update on the Milwaukee School Choice Evaluation Dust-Up

Even in the face of substantial program attrition, students who were in the MPCP in 9th grade in 2006 graduated from high school, enrolled in college, and persisted in college at rates higher than similar students in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)

Left-of-Center Reformers: Join the Voucher Movement Today

If the lack of accountability is reformers’ beef with voucher programs, that concern has been alleviated, at least in several states.

Putting Charter School Conspiracy Theories to Rest

A review of Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story by Ember Reichgott Junge


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