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.
In the News: Trump’s First Full Education Budget: Deep Cuts to Public School Programs in Pursuit of School Choice
According to a leaked copy of an almost-final version of the education budget acquired by the Washington Post, the Trump administration plans to encourage states to embrace choice.
Over the past decade, a growing number of urban school districts have responded to the presence of charter schools by providing some of their own schools the same flexibilities that charters enjoy. But few have gone as far as Indianapolis,
Our school systems used to fund a variety of diverse schools. Most democracies still do.
In Indiana, three private schools with low grades from the state have been told that they can not accept new voucher students this fall.
The opening statement for a debate between Mike Petrilli and Rick Kahlenberg.
Parents make choices based on their children’s best interest, overall well being, and future opportunities and they give nary a thought to politics or governance models.
Should the federal government launch a federal tax credit scholarship program, or will they inevitably muck this up?
Mayoral charters and innovation schools expand choice
Denver Public Schools has garnered a reputation for pragmatism, collaboration, and innovation
The benefits of private school choice are clearly evident in long term outcomes, not near-term test scores
When an unpopular president (Trump) pushes a popular idea (school choice), where does the public come out?
There are three broad approaches that researchers and practitioners in P-12 choice systems can adopt to make their programs easier for parents to navigate.
When it comes to educating disadvantaged students the “no excuses” model of charter schools is possibly more effective and definitely more politically viable than “diversity” initiatives.
The enthusiasm of some school choice advocates is leading them to make their case in ways that are tone-deaf or counterproductive.
Creating and sustaining a massive new federally-fueled voucher program will take more than a miracle. It will take three miracles.
While technocrats have been trying to centralize and homogenize and control everything about education, school choice and charters have done the exact opposite.
There are over 3,000 magnets across more than 600 school districts within 34 states, but they have received less attention in the research literature than charters.
Choice exists to allow parents to educate their children in accordance with their own needs, desires and values.
Everything anyone needs to know about school choice – who benefits from it and who opposes it – was summarized in the first few minutes of the movie Hidden Figures … and in the trailer right before it.
To create a feasible school choice policy, lawmakers would likely need to expand federal involvement in private school education.
In this debate, Robert Pondiscio and Peter Cunningham consider how much regulation should accompany government-funded school choice.
Proactive choice regulations and/or guidance will give states and districts the legal assurance they need to innovate and provide more options to families.
What’s at stake is not the future of chartering but the future of choice.
This idea could be included in the major tax-reform overhaul expected this spring.