Education Next Issue Cover

Spring 2018 / Vol. 18, No. 2

FEATURES

The New Mexico Reform Story

Will Hanna Skandera’s legacy last?


Pensions Under Pressure

Charter innovation in teacher retirement benefits


In Defense Of Education’s “Wild West”

Charter schools thrive in the Four Corners states


A Bigger Slice of the Money Pie

Charters in Colorado and Florida win share of local tax dollars


An American Perspective on Chinese Schooling

Michelle Rhee talks with Lenora Chu about her new book, Little Soldiers



RESEARCH

Charters and the Common Good

The spillover effects of charter schools in New York City


The Schoolhouse Network

How school buildings affect teacher collaboration



FORUM

Taking Stock of Private-School Choice

Scholars review the research on statewide programs


Programs Benefit Disadvantaged Students

School voucher programs, which allow eligible families to send their children to private schools with the help of public funds, have sparked controversy since the first such initiative was launched in Milwaukee in 1991. Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) operate 54 private-school-choice programs, which include not only government-issued vouchers but also […]


Still Waiting for Convincing Evidence

Do public-school students who move to a private school with a government-funded voucher benefit from making this switch? A growing body of research is shedding light on this question. Of particular interest are findings coming out of three states and the District of Columbia, all of which have implemented ambitious voucher programs over the past […]


Lessons Learned from Indiana

The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, launched in 2011, offers a rich opportunity to study how a large-scale tuition-voucher program works and to analyze the results it has produced in its first few years. As we consider the merits of private-school choice and what it would take to make it succeed, this initiative deserves particular attention: […]



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BOOK REVIEWS

A Gloomy Perspective on High-Stakes Testing

A review of “The Testing Charade” by Daniel Koretz


Success Story

A review of “The Education of Eva Moskowitz: A Memoir”



BRIEFS

Surveying the Charter School Landscape

From the Editor: Some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next


Snap Judgment

Should schools act as community hall monitors?


Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?

The next technology that could disrupt the classroom


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