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As studies find vouchers don't improve academics, proponents argue test scores don't tell whole story

The early architects of  school choice maintained that getting kids out of struggling public schools into private ones would raise academic performance as measured by test scores. 929 more words


School Choice in Canada: What's Causing the Latest Ruckus?

One of Canada’s provincial premiers, Brad Wall of Saskatchewan, has waded into the Catholic Separate School question and brought the issue of school choice, once again, to the fore.   1,104 more words

Educational Priorities

Quick feedback for the New York Times

The NYT just published an article on NYC’s school choice system.

The article is worth reading for its qualitative insights into what it’s like to navigate the system. 293 more words

School System Design

School Choice Advocacy Exposes Political Cowardice

It has become fashionable for pundits to argue that fake news has created a post-truth America; however, mainstream media, in fact, carry the brunt of the responsibility because too often journalists are trapped in press-release journalism and traditional expectations of objectivity. 694 more words


What if unified enrollment platforms were 10x better?

An emerging group of cities – including Washington D.C., Newark, Camden, New Orleans, and Denver – have adopted unified enrollment systems. With these systems, families can enroll in schools across the city via an online application system. 1,101 more words


Georgia congressman: I will work with Betsy DeVos to expand school choice

In this column, U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Evans, explains his support for school choice and his intention to work with new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to expand the option. 487 more words


Betsy DeVos says vouchers offer opportunity. But would Georgia students see any benefits?

A month into the job, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continues to push the school choice agenda to which she has long devoted her time and fortune. 804 more words