Patrick J. Wolf
A review of “On the Same Track” by Carol Corbett Burris
Lubienskis’ conclusions rely on flawed research design
Do voucher schools serve students with disabilities?
Lawmakers threaten D.C. scholarships despite evidence of benefits
A personal tribute to John Brandl
Schools of choice boost civic values
Vouchers and the Test-Score Gap
Inside Charter Schools: The Paradox of Radical Decentralization Edited by Bruce Fuller Harvard University Press, 2000, $31.50; 288 pages. Reviewed by Patrick J. Wolf The soaring popularity of charter schools among parents, education reformers, and politicians still hasn’t convinced Bruce Fuller of their worth. Fuller, a professor of education and public policy at the University […]
Illustration by Elizabeth Lada. In a recent report for the Abell Foundation, Kalman R. Hettleman documented the troubled history of special education in the Baltimore public school system. He attributed the failure to “the compliance maze” that special education teachers and administrators face, which consists of “ever-proliferating procedures, forms to be filled out, micro-managed administrative […]
My colleagues and I just released a meta-analysis of 19 “gold standard” experimental evaluations of the test-score effects of private school choice programs around the world.
Policymakers seeking to improve the quantity and quality of educational options for families through private school choice programs should consider the opinions of the school leaders poised to serve those customers.
Our finding that charter school sectors in all 28 states that we study demonstrate higher productivity and/or return on investment than their traditional public school sectors has ruffled some feathers at the National School Boards Association.
Across all 28 states in the study, public charter school sectors were more cost effective and/or generated a higher return on investment (ROI) than traditional public schools
Last week President Obama announced a five-year, $200 million charitable initiative called My Brother’s Keeper to help young African American men.
There is no evidence that private schools in the Milwaukee voucher program discriminate against students with disabilities, but there is a great deal of misunderstanding about what the law requires.
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)
Diane Ravitch is angry. She is upset because parental school choice is thriving in Milwaukee.