New Hampshire Court’s School Choice Decision was Flawed and Unprecedented

Last week, a New Hampshire trial court declared that the state’s nascent scholarship tax credit (STC) program could not fund students attending religious schools.

Authorizer Of, Not In, the District

D.C. has recently undertaken two invaluable reforms that, when combined with the city’s other systemic features, place D.C. on the brink of becoming the urban school system of the future.

By the Company It Keeps: Nelson Smith

An interview with the former president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Charter Authorizers Face Challenges

Quality control takes money and staff

Strong authorizing can create and support high-quality charter schools, and weak authorizing can enable lousy charter schools to open or stay open.

What We’re Watching: Vouchers and College Attendance

Eric Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson discuss a new study of how vouchers increase the likelihood of college attendance.

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The State of Charter Authorizing

It is troubling that many authorizers still don’t have high-quality practices in place.

Left-of-Center Reformers: Join the Voucher Movement Today

If the lack of accountability is reformers’ beef with voucher programs, that concern has been alleviated, at least in several states.

Update on the Milwaukee School Choice Evaluation Dust-Up

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)

Ravitch Blow-Up on School Choice

Diane Ravitch is angry. She is upset because parental school choice is thriving in Milwaukee.

Putting Charter School Conspiracy Theories to Rest

A review of Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story by Ember Reichgott Junge

It Can Be Done

Charter successes show how all schools might improve

A review of Born to Rise, by Deborah Kenny, and Mission Possible, by Eva Moskowitz and Arin Lavinia

What We’re Watching: Can Chartering Replace the Urban District?

Bellwether hosts a discussion of Andy Smarick’s new book, The Urban School System of the Future.

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The Real Problem with Highly Regulated 'School Choice'

The problem is not that private schools won’t participate in heavily regulated school choice programs. The problem is that they will.

‘No Excuses’ Kids Go to College

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?

Reform Agenda Gains Strength

The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools higher grade than others do

The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools a higher grade than others do

Critique of Study of Voucher Impact on College Enrollment Misguided

Several of the issues raised by Goldrick-Rab have no merit and none undermine the primary conclusion of our study.

Catholic v. Charters: Where’s the God Gene?

A couple of reports last week reanimated the debate about what to do with Catholic schools, which have been hemorrhaging students for the last couple of decades.

What We’re Watching: Vouchers and Social Justice

Paul Peterson sits down with the WSJ to discuss a new study on how vouchers help African American students.

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Behind the Headline: Private School Vouchers to Go to about 300 D.C. Students

On Top of the News Private School Vouchers to Go to about 300 D.C. Students Washington Post| August 5, 2012 Behind the Headline How Vouchers Came to D.C. Education Next | Fall 2004 Nearly three hundred new students have been awarded vouchers in D.C. as part of a controversial federally-funded program. As Emma Brown notes […]

What We’re Watching: Reform School from ChoiceMedia.TV

Jay Greene and Joe Williams talk charter schools and the federal role in education in this pilot episode of “Reform School.”

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Disruptive Innovation and Independent Public Schools

Independent public schools of choice could turn out to be as disruptive to traditional education systems as those crummy little Sony radios turned out to be to the vacuum-tube behemoths and as Honda was to Detroit.

‘Vouchers Unspoken,’ Predictable—But Unproductive

Whatever its other virtues or defects, Romney’s plan should be debated on the basis of what it actually proposes—and not a politically-colored version thereof.

Could We Depoliticize School Choice?

As a long-time student of school choice (and, full disclosure, an adviser to Romney’s education team) I anticipate the governor is in for a bit of moral outrage.

Charter Benefits Are Proven by the Best Evidence

Supporters of charter schools have four gold-standard randomized control trials on their side. Opponents of charter schools have no equally rigorous evidence on their side.

Whose School Buildings Are They, Anyway?

Making public school facilities available to charters

Making public school facilities available to charters

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