Tag: private schools

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The Education Exchange: Study of For-Profit Private Schools by a Nobel-Winning Economist Finds “Really Dramatic Effects on Learning”

June 27, 2022

Via: Education Next

A University Professor in Economics and the College and the Harris School of Public Policy, Director of the Development Innovation Lab, Michael Kremer, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Kremer’s latest working paper, which examines the impact of enrolling in […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

The Higher Education Model is Broken. Together We Can Fix It.

March 31, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

We’re familiar with the higher education headlines. Growing student debt, declining college enrollment, faculty layoffs and department closures, to name a few. The world’s complexity has been catapulted to a new level, and higher education is feeling the repercussions like […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Florida Senate rejects proposal requiring more accountability from private schools

March 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

On the national level, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has promoted a proposed $5 billion tax credit scholarship program that low-income students could use to attend private schools. The program would allow states to opt in and give individuals […]


In the News: Parents Voice Concern Over Sale of Basis Independent Schools – by Education Next

May 3, 2019

Via: Education Next

In 2018, five charter schools run by Basis in Arizona were ranked as the top five public high schools in America, according to US News. This year, US News changed its school ranking methodology to a more holistic approach and […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: After four years, scores drop among students in voucher program

April 25, 2019

Via: Education Dive

With U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos pushing for a $5 billion tax credit program that would allow states to expand school choice models, including vouchers for private schools, interest in the performance of existing scholarship programs is likely to […]


Wisconsin choice schools sue state over virtual learning

March 28, 2019

Via: Education Week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group representing private schools in Wisconsin’s choice program sued the state education department Wednesday, saying it illegally forbids choice schools from counting online classes toward instructional time. School Choice Wisconsin Action, through its attorneys with […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Analysis: Voucher program favors students from wealthier, higher-performing schools

October 29, 2018

Via: Education Dive

School choice options that allow students to use public funds to pay for a private school education gained traction in the early 1990s when Milwaukee’s Parental Choice Program was put in place. Since then, so-called vouchers or voucher-like programs have […]


Voucher Regulation Reduces Quality of Private School Options

September 17, 2018

Via: Education Next

Education reformers and academics calling for greater regulation of private school choice programs have good intentions. They want all kids to get the best education possible and they believe that they can achieve that goal by preventing disadvantaged families from […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: Private schools offer virtually no special advantages compared with public counterparts

September 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The 74 notes the prevailing idea of private schools and the private school life as glamorous, citing media and entertainment that reinforces that idea — from movies and books like “Harry Potter” and “The Catcher in the Rye,” centered around […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Who Could Benefit From School Choice? Mapping Access to Public and Private Schools

April 7, 2017

Via: Education Next

School choice is at the center of the Trump administration’s education policy efforts, with initial proposals calling for additional funding for charters and other forms of public school choice, as well as the creation of a new federal private school […]

Education Economics, Education Strategies

School voucher programs need to tread lightly on private schools

January 8, 2016

Via: The Center for Education Reform

Louisiana’s school voucher program is actually harming students academically, according to a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. While the paper will surely be used by school choice opponents to call for an end to […]