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October 26, 2020

Challenging 3 Common Critiques of School Choice

A new volume from Corey DeAngelis and Neal McCluskey challenges some of the familiar but suspect assertions that pepper public debates about school choice.

October 13, 2020

COVID-19 Has Capsized the Case Against School Choice

Amid the pandemic, public schools aren't able to deliver on their promises. This makes it hard to denounce school choice's tapestry of options as an inadequate or immoral alternative.

October 28, 2019

How to Make the Case for School Choice

Choice advocates tend to argue that school choice "works," the public school system is a failure, and moral authority is on their side. There's a much stronger argument.

June 13, 2019

School Choices for Rural America

School choice leaves many small town denizens cold. So here's an idea for what rural school reform should look like.

April 29, 2019

Making Sense of the Lousy Test Results in Louisiana's Voucher Program

Recent Louisiana Scholarship Program test scores look pretty grim. But there are three important caveats to keep in mind.

June 13, 2017

Portents of Success for Charter Schools

I wouldn't have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.

April 10, 2017

Is School Choice an End, a Means, or What?

For me, school reform rests on a series of pretty simple tenets. Let me clarify.

April 07, 2017

How Not to Argue for School Choice

Here are three pro-choice lines of argument I've heard a lot in 2017 and a couple of thoughts as to why passionate advocates might want to lean on some different talking points.

April 04, 2017

School Choice, Bureaucracy, and American Airlines

Whether it be an airline or a school, what we all want, I think, is that professionals exhibit a passion for doing their job well.

October 12, 2016

The Intriguing Possibilities of Catholic School Reform

Catholic education has confronted many challenges in recent decades; however, Seton Catholic Schools are offering a path forward.

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