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.
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.
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.
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.
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.