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.
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.
Students are able to pay up to 70 percent of their own tuition at a Catholic school by working one full day per week at a job in a professional setting arranged by their school.
Priming students to think about religion increases students’ willingness to delay gratification as well as their political tolerance.
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Nevada yesterday upheld the constitutionality of the nation’s most expansive educational choice law
At a panel discussion this Friday, education researchers, change agents, community- and thought-leaders, and policy makers will discuss what we’ve learned about the country’s views on K-12 education over the past decade.
Parental choice in education has seen great success, and stories of students’ changed lives and parents’ and policymakers’ acts of courage are all around us.
Governor John Bel Edwards recently cut funding of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), claiming that it was necessary to save money.
Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.
The Fordham Institute recently released a study on the academic impact of Ohio’s flagship school choice program.
We estimate that state government and local school districts combined would save between $8 million and $58 million per year under an ESA program.
At the National Charter Schools Conference, Secretary of Education John King challenged U.S. charter operators to rethink their approach to discipline.
June 4 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the enactment of Minnesota’s charter school law, the nation’s first.
Just as choice is achieving escape velocity, a groupthink gang is grabbing the reins of ed reform organizations to advocate for greater restrictions and regulations on choice.
The New York Times has a front page piece on charter schools in Detroit that is so factually mistaken, misleading, and tendentious that it requires a response.
Even in a time of great political polarization, at least some school choice policies have the potential to foster bipartisan collaboration.
The no-excuses model ought to remain a sturdy pillar of the charter sector, but bona fide school choice means plenty of different options,
Some of America’s highest-achieving schools are charters, but so are some of its worst.
Louisiana has decided that all New Orleans charter schools now overseen by the state’s Recovery School District will be placed under the control of the local school board.