School Choice Weekly

School Choice Fosters Racial, Economic Equity

School Choice Weekly #134 Kevin Chavous responds with arguments and evidence to a report that claims school choice programs create segregation because most private school students today are white and some private schools opened to accommodate white flight from public schools as black children were enrolled in the 1950s and 1960s. He points out that school choice programs typically serve far more minority students than is representative of their states’ populations, thereby actually serving to...

Florida Parents Judge Schools Better than Test Scores Do

School Choice Weekly #133 Florida’s many charter schools do not, on average, increase student test results much. They do, however, increase students’ levels of college enrollment and later earnings, according to a newly updated working paper. The findings dovetail with previous research showing similar results out of, for example, Washington DC’s voucher schools, which don’t seem to increase students’ test scores much, on average, but do significantly increase participants’ high school...

Upstart College Exam Challenges ACT, SAT

School Choice Weekly #132 A new organization is beta-testing this weekend a college entrance exam it hopes will eventually compete with ACT and SAT. Its purveyors are marketing Vector ARC as an exam free from political bias and shady student data collection schemes: “The test is targeted at allowing students who use curriculum products other than those based on Common Core to have a fair and equal opportunity to compete for college admissions. Because both the ACT and SAT now claim Common Core...

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