State Policy

An Authoritative Look at Charter Schools and Segregation

Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?
President Clinton addresses the National Education Summit in Palisades, N.Y., Wednesday March 27, 1996.

The Federal Charter Schools Program: A Short, Opinionated History

Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success
The Friedmans, with friend, heading to Milton’s 90th birthday party.

On Goalpost Moving

The right way to evaluate private school choice programs
Link to "Why are the Prices So Damn High?"

Does the Baumol Effect Explain Rising College Costs?

Salary data and the academic research undercut the notion that faculty pay is the key driver in price increases.
Figure 1. The “below basic in fourth grade reading rate” versus the supplemental child poverty rate

Perhaps Progress Against Poverty Helped Test Scores Rise

The pattern isn’t perfect. But over the past twenty years, the two lines appear to be moving generally in the same direction.

Robots Are Teaching Language Skills, But Are They Any Good?

Robots may work well sometimes. Here's what we know about why, when, and for whom.
Ray Budde gives a presentation, 1972.

The “Obscure Educator” Who Invented Charter Schools

A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement

The Secret Source of Lost Learning and Educator Burnout

Teachers spend more than a third of their instructional time on tasks other than instruction. And that's before we add in paperwork done outside the classroom.

The Disruptive Playbook for Bootcamps to Upend Higher Education

An unbundled higher education system could focus on helping learners earn and learn, as opposed to the existing pattern of learn and then later, maybe, earn.

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