What We’re Watching: Measuring the Influence of Education Advocacy [Event Cancelled due to Inclement Weather]

By Education Next 12/09/2013

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The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings will host a live webcast of an event in conjunction with the release of its report, “Measuring the Influence of Education Advocacy: The Case of Louisiana’s School Choice Legislation,” on Tues., Dec. 10 at 10 am. [Note – This event was cancelled due to inclement weather.]

The report introduces a new method for accurately studying the influence of advocacy efforts. Russ Whitehurst will describe the method as well as findings from a case study which measures the influence of advocacy on the passage of Louisiana’s school choice legislation.

@EducationNext will be live tweeting the event at #EdAdvocacy

For more on this topic, please read Michael Henderson’s article describing the passage of the legislation in “In the Wake of the Storm: How Vouchers Came to the Big Easy

Ed Next also published a timely study this fall looking at the effects of the vouchers on segregation “The Louisiana Scholarship Program: Contrary to Justice Department claims, students transfers improve racial integration

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