This idea could be included in the major tax-reform overhaul expected this spring.
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.
In some of the cities known as ground zero for noisy fights about charter schools, quiet partnerships are underway between district and charter leaders.
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.
Universities aspire to excellence in both teaching and research, but does scholarly excellence come at a cost in terms of teaching quality?
Latinos themselves support education reform at higher levels than other groups, but their elected officials often reject school choice.
An array of education leaders had a hard-hitting but remarkably civil conversation about race and school reform at AEI this week.
Are English Language Learners well served by the programs? Do their families even want them?
One proposal would offer individuals and/or corporations a federal tax credit if they donate to voucher programs.
To tackle the specter of mass technological unemployment, we need to lower the cost for adults of getting more education and training.
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.
If you oppose vouchers because you think they lack accountability, it may be time to take another look.
Even if SIG achieved the same effects as urban charter schools the study may not have been able to detect these effects.
Did the program really fail as badly as Smarick and the new evaluation suggest?
Is free tuition the most effective use of additional funds for higher education?
Here are some of EdNext’s recent and trending articles on various aspects of school choice just in time for School Choice Week.
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.
Among the Patriots, there’s a belief that excellence means focusing on what went wrong and how to do better.
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.
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.
Today we will report on the top ten finishers for five disciplinary categories, as well as the top ten junior faculty.
What the data say about district and charter school performance
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.
Here are the details on how the Edu-Scholar rankings are calculated.
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.