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March 14, 2016

Should Voucher Schools Be Allowed to Use Admission Requirements?

In the debate about whether excessive regulation explains the negative effects of the Louisiana voucher program, I still see no evidence, suggestive or otherwise, that this is the case.

March 07, 2016

Problems With the Libertarian Free-Market View of School Reform

I was on a panel on Friday at the libertarian Cato Institute that reminded me of some old problems with school reform debates--and brought up some new ones.

January 25, 2016

Public, Charter, and Private Schools Through the Eyes of New Orleans' Parents

Joshua Cowen of Michigan State University and Jane Arnold Lincove of Tulane University are guest bloggers today and write about their recent ERA-New Orleans' report on school choice.

November 30, 2015

The Reform Debate, Part III: Charter and Voucher Rules and Regulation

Three weeks ago, I started a series on arguments for and against regulations on charter and voucher schools. Then, right on cue, came Eva Moskowitz and the Success Academy controversy and Senator Clinton's subsequent claim that "most charter schools, they don't take the hardest-to-teach kids, or, if they do, they don't keep them."

November 02, 2015

The Reform Debate: Charters vs. Vouchers and the Role of Regulation

In the school reform family, the holiday conversations this year seem likely to focus on the level of regulation in the various reform models. This has important implications for charter schools and vouchers as reform strategies.

October 06, 2015

NOLA Argument #11: The False Choice Between 'Traditional' and 'Reform' Systems, Part 1

The point here is to show that it is a false choice between traditional and reform systems, but it's not quite as false as it might seem.

July 28, 2015

What Have We Learned From New Orleans So Far?

Era-New Orleans hosted The Urban Education Future? conference this past June, and videos from each of the sessions are now being released. Here is what has been released so far, and what to watch for in the near future.

April 21, 2015

What Does It Mean to Have 'More School Choice'? Part II

In the last post, I wrote about how parents' perceptions of choice might be influenced by the options available to them and, how, even in a place like New Orleans where there seems to be ample choice, parents sometimes don't feel that way. Here, I talk about a related issue--choice within schools versus between them.

April 15, 2015

What Does It Mean to Have 'More School Choice'? Part I

The idea that families should have more school choice has been one of the major themes of school reform over the past two decades. The expansion of charter schools, home schooling, and vouchers has been rapid and has changed the schooling landscape.

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