Scholars review the research on statewide programs
School voucher programs, which allow eligible families to send their children to private schools with the help of public funds, have sparked controversy since the first such initiative was launched in Milwaukee in 1991. Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) operate 54 private-school-choice programs, which include not only government-issued vouchers but also […]
Do public-school students who move to a private school with a government-funded voucher benefit from making this switch? A growing body of research is shedding light on this question. Of particular interest are findings coming out of three states and the District of Columbia, all of which have implemented ambitious voucher programs over the past […]
The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, launched in 2011, offers a rich opportunity to study how a large-scale tuition-voucher program works and to analyze the results it has produced in its first few years. As we consider the merits of private-school choice and what it would take to make it succeed, this initiative deserves particular attention: […]
The spillover effects of charter schools in New York City
Charters in Colorado and Florida win share of local tax dollars
A review of Public vs. Private by Robert N. Gross
A new study finds that participation in the state’s tax credit scholarship program has not shifted toward schools with weaker track records of improving student outcomes.
How Choice Drives Parents to Become More Informed
How a Colorado School-Board Vote Could Boost Vouchers Nationwide
DeVos delivered a strong speech, articulating points that aren’t made often or forcefully enough.
Here’s what we think our new study means—and doesn’t mean—for both state-led and federal efforts to expand school choice.
If civic virtue and a shared commitment to the common good are primary objects of schooling, a strong case can be made that school choice helps, not hinders, that mission
The just released PDK survey of U. S. adults reveals an upward shift in public support for vouchers of 10 percentage points over the past four years, with 8 of those percentage points gained since 2015
A school’s approach to student discipline and classroom management is a profound reflection of somebody’s value system.
But is the parent marketplace a good enough mechanism for gauging and producing effective schools of choice?
If the Trump administration decides to proceed with a tax credit proposal, it will have important decisions to make with regard to faith and federalism.
Cleveland’s leaders understood that when school choice breaks down in the real world, government and its partners have a role to play to make it work better for families and cities.
What two new studies find and how they can inform the school choice debate
In the News: What Monday’s SCOTUS Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Preschool Case Could Mean for School Vouchers
The Supreme Court will hand down its final rulings of the term today, including the Trinity Lutheran case.
On Monday, June 26 at 10:30 am, the Urban Institute will host an event focused on the release of new data from the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
Making school choice work requires engaged and mobilized families who can help address the human side of choice and competition in schools.
I wouldn’t have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.