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.
Hunter College Elementary School and High School receive public funds but are not run by the NYC Department of Education.
The conversation on parental satisfaction must also include those parents whose children participate in private school choice programs.
In the Washington Post, editorial page editor Fred Hiatt describes the kind of school choice program he thinks would show immediate dividends for poor kids.
Revival efforts are focusing on better curricula, leadership, management practices, and newfound transparency about educational outcomes.
In this debate, Robert Pondiscio and Peter Cunningham consider how much regulation should accompany government-funded school choice.
The real disagreement among reformers is not whether there should be accountability, but to whom schools should be held accountable: parents or bureaucrats.
Two new studies compare the views of charter school parents to the views of private school and district school parents.
Charter public school success depends on the opinion of parents.
What limits would you place on a parent’s right to choose a school for his or her child using public funds?
Education reformers who are reflexively critical of DeVos are framing a narrow set of policies—the ones they prefer—as the very definition of “school choice,” “justice,” “morality,” or “accountability.”
It is a falsehood that Michigan charters have no regulation, no oversight, and no accountability.
On what basis will regulators be able to judge quality to protect families against making bad choices?
No child should have to wait for a school to get better when there are other opportunities available.
A new study confirms earlier ones finding that public schools are not better than private schools at fostering civic values.
If charter schools are to thrive, we need support from Democrats and Republicans.
The history of charter schools in D.C. at 20 and the past and future of charters nationwide at 25.
Eleven studies have examined whether charter schools will have positive or negative indirect effects on students in district public schools.
The charter phenomenon is also reinventing the school district.
Black families appreciate what advocacy groups have done to end discriminatory segregation, but they also want to be able to choose the school that works best for their child.
Charters in Massachusetts would have been better positioned politically if they had not previously neglected to benefit more middle and upper-middle class families.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to reject petitions for renewal for five charter schools.
In November, voters will have a chance to weigh in directly on the state’s charter school policy. Should they vote to allow more charter schools? Which direction does the evidence point?
The notion that charter enrollment presents a net cost of over $400 million to districts is incomplete and misleading.