A Federal Scholarship Tax Credit: The Only Fifty-State School-Choice Option

This idea could be included in the major tax-reform overhaul expected this spring.

Under New Administration, Small Measures Could Foster Big Change

The best solution may be to offer federal support for programs that the states themselves design, advancing the cause of school choice while respecting the principle of local control that Trump has also championed.

Necessity, Not Nicety: What We’ve Learned About District-Charter Alliances

In some of the cities known as ground zero for noisy fights about charter schools, quiet partnerships are underway between district and charter leaders.

School Choiceniks: Think “Common Core” and Be Careful What You Wish For

As someone who favors choice, I can’t think of anything less helpful than making this broad-based effort feel more like a creature of Washington.

Are Great Teachers Poor Scholars?

Universities aspire to excellence in both teaching and research, but does scholarly excellence come at a cost in terms of teaching quality?

Latinos Need Leadership in Education Reform

Latinos themselves support education reform at higher levels than other groups, but their elected officials often reject school choice.

Race, Social Justice, and School Reform

An array of education leaders had a hard-hitting but remarkably civil conversation about race and school reform at AEI this week.

Who Really Benefits From Dual Language Education?

Are English Language Learners well served by the programs? Do their families even want them?

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How Might Trump’s School Choice Plan Work?

One proposal would offer individuals and/or corporations a federal tax credit if they donate to voucher programs.

Inequality and Education in the Age of Trump

To tackle the specter of mass technological unemployment, we need to lower the cost for adults of getting more education and training.

How Obama’s K–12 Schooling Drove His Education Policy — And May Also Shape His Retirement

Obama was profoundly shaped by the opportunity to attend a top-flight independent school instead of what was almost surely an underperforming district school in Hawaii.

Are Voucher Schools Unaccountable?

If you oppose vouchers because you think they lack accountability, it may be time to take another look.

A Weak SIG-nal: Subpar Research Design Means We Don’t Really Know if SIG Worked

Even if SIG achieved the same effects as urban charter schools the study may not have been able to detect these effects.

Smarick’s Crusade Against SIG

Did the program really fail as badly as Smarick and the new evaluation suggest?

As Cuomo Proposal Rekindles Free College Movement, New Research Provides Ammunition for Skeptics

Is free tuition the most effective use of additional funds for higher education?

The $7 Billion School Improvement Grant Program: Greatest Failure in the History of the U.S. Department of Education?

The final IES report on the School Improvement Grant program is devastating to Arne Duncan’s and the Obama administration’s education legacy.

The Patriots, Texans, and School Reform

Among the Patriots, there’s a belief that excellence means focusing on what went wrong and how to do better.

Do Trump Voters Want Vouchers?

Except for getting out of the way, I don’t see much that the federal government can or should do in the K–12 realm that will bring any satisfaction to the people who voted for Donald Trump.

Why the Proficiency-Versus-Growth Debate Matters for Assessing School Performance

Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos and Minnesota Senator Al Franken sparred at Tuesday’s confirmation hearing over whether student performance is best measured by proficiency or growth.

2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence: Top Tens

Today we will report on the top ten finishers for five disciplinary categories, as well as the top ten junior faculty.

The Data on Detroit

What the data say about district and charter school performance

Race, Student Debt, and For-Profit Graduate Schools

Graduate school enrollment is exacerbating the black-white debt gap, but there is at best a weak case for calling out for-profit schools in that trend.

The 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Scoring Rubric

Here are the details on how the Edu-Scholar rankings are calculated.

Civil Society and Job Training

Instead of trying to use public policy to develop training programs for the workforce of the future, let’s instead rest our hopes on a vast array of small-scale, nimble, local solutions crafted by civil-society actors.

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