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.”

By Education Next    Charter Schools and Vouchers, Video  

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

Special Choices

Do voucher schools serve students with disabilities?

Do voucher schools serve students with disabilities?

Michigan’s Chartering Strategy

Choice and competition are good for authorizers, too

Choice and competition are good for authorizers, too

Cheating the Charters

Political and financial lessons from South Carolina

Political and financial lessons from South Carolina

Behind the Headline: Stop Burning NY’s Special Ed Dollars

On Top of the News Stop Burning NY’s Special Ed Dollars New York Post | 2/1/12 Behind the Headline The Case for Special EducationVouchers Education Next | Winter 2010 Former State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin makes the case for special ed vouchers in New York City in an op-ed appearing in today’s Post. Jay Greene and […]

Scaling Up By Scaling Down

It is not so much that “reform has to go beyond charters” as it is that real reform must embrace choice—choice at the individual level.

Mickey Mouse Strikes Back

Voucher wars heat up in Colorado

Voucher wars heat up in Colorado

Are Charter Schools Models of Reform for Traditional Public Schools?

Yes, answers Roland Fryer in an amazing study released this month.

What We’re Watching: Whose Side Are You On? The NAACP Sues Charter Schools

Choice Media TV looks into why the NAACP joined a lawsuit to evict charter schools from buildings they share with traditional district schools in New York.

By Education Next    Charter Schools and Vouchers, Video  

What We’re Watching: Creating Opportunity Schools

The Mind Trust’s CEO discusses bold school reform plans for Indianapolis Public Schools.

By Education Next    Charter Schools and Vouchers, Video  

City-Based Strategies For Excellent Charter Schools

A number of forward looking cities have set aside contentious debates about charter schools, and have instead chosen to embrace high-quality charter schools in their reform strategies. This is a welcome development for students stuck in underperforming schools. But these city-based movements are not without challenges.

The Myth of the “Good” School

Supporters of public education ought not make “hey parents, suck it up” their rallying cry.

Unlocking the Secrets of High-Performing Charters

Tight management and “no excuses”

Tight management and “no excuses”

Winerip v. Moskowitz: Success Wins

I’ll hand it to Michael Winerip. This morning he takes on one of the charter movement’s fiercest competitors, Eva Moskowitz

Verdict in the WSJ: “School Vouchers Work”

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley has a must-read piece in the WSJ today.

DC Children Can Thank Boehner— and Randomized Trials

Boehner deserves a thank you from the children of the District of Columbia for knowing how to play the one best policy card at his disposal. But Boehner could not have played that card had he not had convincing evidence that the voucher program he was trying to restore had been effective.

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