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.
When selective public schools attract high-performing students and involved parents, nobody complains.
The real disagreement among reformers is not whether there should be accountability, but to whom schools should be held accountable: parents or bureaucrats.
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What if we create a common pool of test items that states would use on a voluntary basis?
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.
Everyone would be well-served if they spent less time claiming this or that test result proved that a grand federal agenda was the right one.
To fully exploit ESSA’s expanded possibilities for state leadership on school and district improvement, state superintendents will need a wide range of skills.
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.
We should recognize the government’s limited ability to collect, analyze, and make use of the extraordinary amount of information relevant to school quality and family preferences.
A new study by the Data Quality Campaign reviews school report cards issued by each state and finds many of them lacking.
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.
As policymakers reconsider the “college for all” mindset, they face tough questions about what a high school diploma should mean and how best to ensure that every young adult has the chance to build a professional future that’s honored, fruitful, and rewarding.
The history of charter schools in D.C. at 20 and the past and future of charters nationwide at 25.