School Choice Weekly

Missouri First to Consider Innovative New School Choice Idea

School Choice Weekly #123 Just in for National School Choice Week, January 24–30, 2016: an explanation of how to make education savings accounts even better, from the Cato Institute. Their latest education paper discusses how to design tax credit scholarships on the ESA model. You can read a summary of the specifics here. Proponents of tax credit scholarships say they have several advantages over voucher programs, the most central one being they use private instead of state funds. This has...

Educating Tomorrow’s Donald Trump Voters

School Choice Weekly #122 It seems impossible that someone could write a tender, unifying article about Donald Trump, but Robert Pondiscio has done it with an essay about his father, who he says would be a disaffected, blue-collar Donald Trump voter were he alive today. He earned enough to move his family from Yonkers to Long Island, with its affordable houses and good schools. His own father had been an immigrant pick-and-shovel man. My Dad did him one better by following the playbook common...

Study Finds Negative Voucher Effects, but Why?

School Choice Weekly #121 A trio of economists recently published the first-ever high-quality study to find negative effects from a school choice program. They found students who accepted a school voucher in Louisiana were 50 percent more likely to receive a failing score on a state math test than peers who had applied for a voucher but did not receive one. Jason Bedrick reviews major related data and concludes Louisiana’s intrusive and ham-fisted voucher regulations are a likely culprit: there...

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