Research & Data

K-12 Fiscal Relief in the Aftermath of COVID-19

K-12 education historically has been insulated from recessions, but the fallout from COVID-19 will strain state and district budgets and leave lawmakers and other public officials struggling to figure out financial solutions for years to come. Policymakers will be hard-pressed to find solutions to these challenges, but the answer is not growing the traditional system, […]

Polling American K–12 School Parents About COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of our lives in unique ways. Our team has been adapting some of our work to be more responsive to the extraordinary times we are living in right now. One of our goals is to inform policymakers, stakeholders and the public about school choice programs and to better understand […]

Researching the Research on Nine Major Ed Reforms

Are vouchers effective?  Do kids need to be in small classes? Are charter schools helping or hurting? Whether it’s lawmakers debating a new education reform program or journalists framing up a story about a new policy at a local school, there’s one question that always comes up: What does the research say? Research is one […]

Public Aid for Private Schools Already Happens

When I present on what education savings accounts (ESAs), vouchers and tax-credit scholarships are and how they work, I always try to start with one big request: Raise your hand if you know someone who has used a school choice program. There are usually no hands in the air at that point except my own. […]

Studying the School Choice Student Transportation Problem

“If my child attends a school of choice, can I get help with transportation?” This is an incredibly common question amongst parents interested in taking advantage of inter-district enrollment programs, charter schools, or private school choice programs. They want to send their child to a different school, but they cannot get them there on their […]

What America Thinks of K–12 Education (Told in Infographics)

Each year, EdChoice and Braun Research survey a representative sample of the American public on issues facing K–12 education. In 2019, the Schooling in America poll showed us differences and similarities among the key demographics most affected by schools and K–12 education policies: school parents and public school teachers. Additionally, as Boomers, Millennials, Gen X […]