At least 10 studies have examined the relative advantage of children that applied to a private-school-choice program relative to the population of eligible students in the same location.
EdStat: 76 Percent of Indiana’s Private Schools Participate in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program
Roughly 76 percent of Indiana’s private schools take part in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, including almost 100 percent of Indiana’s Catholic schools.
Understanding the effect of private school choice on real-world success beyond test scores requires data on outcomes like college enrollment and graduation, and thanks to three recent Urban Institute studies, we know more about this than we did a year ago.
Launched in 2011, the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program is the nation’s largest voucher program, accounting for nearly 20 percent of all voucher students nationwide.
A new study finds that participation in the state’s tax credit scholarship program has not shifted toward schools with weaker track records of improving student outcomes.
How a Colorado School-Board Vote Could Boost Vouchers Nationwide
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
Paul E. Peterson talks with Anna Egalite of N.C. State about her new study looking at why some private schools do and others don’t participate in North Carolina’s means-tested voucher program and also at how families make the decision about whether or not to use a school voucher.
The available evidence suggests that regulations did indeed deter higher-performing private schools from participating in a voucher program.
Four recent rigorous studies—in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Indiana, and Ohio—used different research designs and reached the same result.
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 Betsy DeVos should say when asked whether schools accepting vouchers can refuse to admit LGBTQ students.
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
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.
The benefits of private school choice are clearly evident in long term outcomes, not near-term test scores
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.
The Effect of Louisiana’s Voucher Program on School Integration: A Response to The Century Foundation
As the lead author of the 2017 Louisiana study referenced in this report, I must address Potter’s misrepresentation of our research.
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 a number of serious methodological challenges involved in empirical research on how education policies affect ethnic segregation.