Martin Lueken, Author at EdChoice
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Apr 09

Want Parents to Stop Cheating and Lying? Fix the Public Education System

Some parents will stop at nothing to provide the best opportunities for their children. The recent college admissions scandal is shining a bright light...
Nov 06

America’s Public Worker Pension Crisis Hits Primetime

  Pensions hit primetime. PBS recently aired an episode of Frontline that reported on public employee pensions in Kentucky. This is an issue that...
May 24

Defining Market Failure (with Examples)

Introductory courses in economics usually focus on perfect competition and why markets are more efficient than other institutional arrangements, such as monopolies or oligopolies....
Nov 27

School Choice Research is Not a Rorschach Test

In 1921, Swiss psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach published Pscychodiagnostik, wherein he produced 10 cards blotted with ink that he believed were a window into an...
May 02

Understanding the New IES Report on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

The Institute of Education Science (IES) recently released a report that analyzed first-year outcomes for students enrolling in D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) since...
Apr 25

Would School Choice Segregate Well-Off Students?

This post originally appeared on Jay P. Greene’s Blog. The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the nation’s Secretary of Education is shining a national...
Mar 10

Debunking Arguments Against School Choice: “Privatization” Drains Money From Already “Underfunded” Public Schools

I wish I had a nickel for each time I’ve read or heard something about how school choice siphons resources from public schools or...
Sep 27

How to Accurately Calculate the Fiscal Impact of School Voucher Programs

Some may not admit it, but many of us cringe when a conversation turns to numbers and math. Well, we’re taking it there with...
Sep 01

How Nevada Can Do Right by Students by Doing Right by Teachers

In two previous posts, I discussed the fiscal impact of Nevada’s education savings account (ESA) program and how it could help the state with...
May 16

How Nevada’s Pension Structure is Hurting Teachers, Taxpayers—and What Can Be Done to Fix It

This is the second in a two-part series on Nevada’s fiscal climate and educational choice. In the first part of our series, we examined...
Jul 29

Is Private School Tuition Tax Deductible?

Private school can be expensive. Whether your children are already in private school or you’re considering it for the future, you’re probably looking for...
Apr 01

Friday Freakout: Who’s to Blame? Public School Districts’ Teacher Pension Dilemma

According to a recent article in the U.S. News & World Report, several big-city public school systems face immense fiscal challenges. The leading suspect?...
Mar 17

The Fiscal Impact of Nevada’s ESA Program

This is the first in a two-part series on Nevada’s fiscal climate and educational choice.   A common critique often put forth by school...
Mar 11

Going Bold, Not Broke, in Oklahoma: Education Savings Accounts

A common critique often put forth by school choice opponents is that such programs will divert students from districts, therefore “siphoning” resources from public schools. Opponents...
Feb 05

Friday Freakout: What to Do When Editorial Boards Don’t Fact Check ‘Expert’ Claims

Amidst the celebration of National School Choice Week, Indiana’s Journal Gazette published an editorial calling for an independent, empirical study of Indiana’s school voucher...
Sep 25

Will Wisconsin School Vouchers “Drain Billions” from Public Schools?

Wisconsin has a long and rich history of school choice, with tens of thousands of families having availed themselves of the opportunities to choose...

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