Governor John Bel Edwards recently cut funding of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), claiming that it was necessary to save money.
Our next President will be forced to make a number of important education policy decisions almost immediately upon taking office.
Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.
Three recommendations for policymakers in states that are wrestling to turn the rapid development of online schools into a net plus for their pupils.
The Fordham Institute recently released a study on the academic impact of Ohio’s flagship school choice program.
It’s easy for policymakers and the public to embrace high standards in principle. But when policymakers seek to hold students, teachers, and schools accountable for those standards by using the results from aligned assessments, support is far more likely to falter.
We estimate that state government and local school districts combined would save between $8 million and $58 million per year under an ESA program.
The leadership of an urban district should ask state policy makers for permission to apply charter-type accountability to all schools in the district.
At the National Charter Schools Conference, Secretary of Education John King challenged U.S. charter operators to rethink their approach to discipline.
June 4 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the enactment of Minnesota’s charter school law, the nation’s first.
Just as choice is achieving escape velocity, a groupthink gang is grabbing the reins of ed reform organizations to advocate for greater restrictions and regulations on choice.
The New York Times has a front page piece on charter schools in Detroit that is so factually mistaken, misleading, and tendentious that it requires a response.
Rather than dig in and really understand what underlies our Rocketeers’ impressive achievements, NPR went to great pains in trying to undermine our success.
Traditional pension benefits aren’t portable. When a teacher moves to a new state, her previous service years don’t automatically rollover for free. Instead, she starts back at zero.
States now enjoy a freer hand to decide how they want to rate their schools. What should they do?
Today’s dispute over comparability marks the midpoint in a decades-long struggle over whether districts have a right to skimp on funding their most troubled schools.
NAEP proficient is not synonymous with grade level. It is a standard set much higher than that.
NAEP’s achievement levels, especially “proficient,” do expect a lot from American schools and students, but proficiency in twelfth-grade reading on NAEP equates pretty closely to college readiness.
Even in a time of great political polarization, at least some school choice policies have the potential to foster bipartisan collaboration.
The no-excuses model ought to remain a sturdy pillar of the charter sector, but bona fide school choice means plenty of different options,
Some of America’s highest-achieving schools are charters, but so are some of its worst.