(Re)Searching for a School

How Choice Drives Parents to Become More Informed

The Biggest Little Election You’ve Never Heard Of

How a Colorado School-Board Vote Could Boost Vouchers Nationwide

Secretary DeVos’ Harvard Speech on School Choice

DeVos delivered a strong speech, articulating points that aren’t made often or forcefully enough.

Private School Choice Increases College Enrollment in Florida. Could It Work Nationally?

Here’s what we think our new study means—and doesn’t mean—for both state-led and federal efforts to expand school choice.

Public Schools Don’t Have a Monopoly on Creating Good Citizens

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

Secret Finding from PDK Poll: Support for Vouchers is Rising

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

When it Comes to School Discipline, Let Parents Choose

A school’s approach to student discipline and classroom management is a profound reflection of somebody’s value system.

Betsy DeVos Promotes Parents as First Line of Defense on School Accountability

But is the parent marketplace a good enough mechanism for gauging and producing effective schools of choice?

Key Decision Points for a National K–12 Scholarship Tax Credit

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.

Increasing the Demand for High-Quality Schools in Cleveland

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.

School Voucher Programs in Indiana and Louisiana

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.

What We’re Watching: Making Sense of New Evidence on Private School Vouchers

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.

Good Government Is Not Good Enough When Managing Choice in the Real World

Making school choice work requires engaged and mobilized families who can help address the human side of choice and competition in schools.

Portents of Success

I wouldn’t have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.

How Suburban Districts Could Help More Needy Kids

Interdistrict open enrollment can help many kids, but in Ohio, some public school districts remain less than “open to all.”

Picturing Trump as the School Choice Guy

Maybe it’s just me, but I suspect that Trump’s energetic support is one of the worst things that could happen to school choice

Pacesetter in Personalized Learning

Summit charter network shares its model nationwide

School Vouchers, LGBTQ Rights, and Religious Liberty

What Betsy DeVos should say when asked whether schools accepting vouchers can refuse to admit LGBTQ students.

Profiting from Educational Choice?

It’s students who benefit from tax-credit scholarships

Are Private Schools Allowed to Discriminate?

And will private schools be required to follow civil rights laws if they accept vouchers?

In the News: Trump Should Capitalize on Vouchers’ Newfound Popularity

In an op-ed for Real Clear Education, Paul Peterson notes that public opinion surveys are finding that public support for vouchers is growing.

In the News: How Two Business-Savvy Nonprofits Are Breathing New Life Into Philadelphia’s Struggling Catholic Schools

Preserving traditional Catholic education while adding education reform elements has been the goal.

U-turn on Vouchers

Florida courts uphold tax credits

Educational Choice, Not School Choice, Making Moves in Florida

Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice.

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