Janresseger: School Segregation Driven by Parental Privilege and School Choice

Janresseger: School Segregation Driven by Parental Privilege and School Choice Patrick Wall’s extraordinary examination of an attempt to integrate—racially and economically—two New York City elementary schools, a story in the current issue of The Atlantic, is difficult reading. The difficulty is not that the issues are so ...

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When It Comes to Schooling, Does the Public Trust Red or Blue? – by Frederick Hess

For a guy who likes to win, Donald Trump has had a daunting first 100 days. His push to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act flopped, with the ACA now more popular than it’s ever been. Trump’s executive orders on immigration and sanctuary cities have been caught up in the courts. His trillion dollar infrastructure plan is ...

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If You Mostly Care About Test Scores, Private School Choice Is Not For You – by Jay P. Greene

If you mostly care about test scores, private school choice is not for you.  Despite the vast majority of randomized control trials (RCTs) of private school choice showing significant, positive test score effects for at least some subgroups of students, some of those gains have been modest and other effects have been null for at least some ...

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Mike Klonsky’s SmallTalk Blog: Trump Orders DeVos To Do a Study. Why?

Mike Klonsky’s SmallTalk Blog: Trump Orders DeVos To Do a Study. Why? ​ ​ Today's Washington Post reports that Trump will sign an executive order requiring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study how the federal government “has unlawfully overstepped state and local control." This raises some obvious questions. First, ...

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