Interdistrict open enrollment can help many kids, but in Ohio, some public school districts remain less than “open to all.”
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
Summit charter network shares its model nationwide
What Betsy DeVos should say when asked whether schools accepting vouchers can refuse to admit LGBTQ students.
It’s students who benefit from tax-credit scholarships
And will private schools be required to follow civil rights laws if they accept vouchers?
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.
Florida courts uphold tax credits
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.