How Searching Options for My Family Led Me to the School Choice Movement

A guest blog post by Holly Grant, PhD to help us celebrate 25 years of educational choice advocacy.

Ep. 269: Monthly Tracker – August 2021

In this episode, we share key takeaways from our August 2021 wave of polling as reported on our EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker.

Ep. 268: Cool Schools with Christian Dallavis

We kick off season four of our Cool Schools series with Christian Dallavis, the Assistant Superintendent for the Partnership Schools, that started in New York and has since expanded

Ep. 267: 25 Years with Susan and Robert — An Early History of the Movement

Our own President and CEO Robert Enlow teams up with longtime advocate Susan Mitchell to discuss the past 25 years of the educational choice movement. What are those early

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25 Years of EdChoice – A Timeline

It all started when Milton and Rose D. Friedman founded our organization in 1996. Watch this timeline walkthrough of the past 25 years of EdChoice milestones, all the way up to 2021—the year of educational choice.

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – August 2021

Need a record of August 2021’s state school choice happenings? Our brief roundup has you covered.

The Top 10 Findings from EdChoice’s 2021 Schooling in America Survey

Since 2013, we’ve surveyed the American public and school parents about the state of K–12 education, their schooling preferences and educational choice policies.

Ep. 266: 2021 Schooling In America Survey

The annual edition of our Schooling in America Survey with Braun Research launched today. Check out the key findings according to the report’s authors on your commute, over lunch

Ep. 265: Monthly Tracker Results – July 2021

In this episode, we share key takeaways from our July 2021 wave of polling as reported on our EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker.

Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive: Black K-12 Parent Perspectives (July 2021)

Learn the four key findings from our July/August poll of Black parents on K–12 education.

Ep. 264: Big Ideas – “Micro-Schools versus Waitlists” with Matt Ladner

In this episode we speak with Matt Ladner about his recent report, “Micro- Schools versus Waitlists: A Guidebook for the Innovative Arizona Educator.” He tells us about the innovative

How Many Students Are Now Eligible for New, Expanded School Choice Programs

We crunched the numbers and ordered them by percent of students eligible and maximum participation.

Ep. 263: Big Ideas – “A Kite in a Hurricane No More” with Lance Izumi

In this episode we hear from Lance Izumi about the book he wrote with co-author and subject of the book, Mia Giordano. The book chronicles Mia’s experiences trying to

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways July 2021

We share our five key takeaways based on our July polling wave.

Ep. 262: Researcher Profile – Dr. Adaobi Anakwe

Adaobi Anakwe, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri School of Health Professions, discusses her research study into the virtual challenges that African-American families with school-aged children faced during

Parents of School-age Kids Need Tech Support

More survey data reveals parents, especially Black parents, access to tech and tech literacy is top problem to solve in today’s educational climate.

Ep. 261: Quarterly Teacher Survey – June 2021

In this episode, we share our top findings from our second quarterly survey of educators this year—including teacher opinions on COVID-19 and flexible teaching locations.

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – July 2021

Need a record of July 2021’s state school choice happenings? Our brief roundup has you covered.

A Portrait of American Homeschooling in 2021

Check out the top five findings from the capstone report in our homeschooling trilogy.

Ep. 260: Legal Updates with Leslie – ME

Our VP of Legal Affairs Leslie Hiner discusses an upcoming Supreme Court case out of Maine.

Miss Virginia and Dr. Friedman

This is the first of many content pieces to come that celebrate EdChoice’s 25 years of advocating for educational choice.


My Children Were New to Online Learning Last Year, And Here’s Why We’re Staying

By Marcela Costa Pereira Reis, a mom of three from Boca Raton, Fla., whose children are attending Florida Virtual School Last year, many families discovered online learning for the first

Blind Data: On Inputs, Outcomes And Whether Parents Care

By Jennifer Wagner Hi there. Do you like research? We have lots of research. Like, an entire library full of it that I bet five bucks you couldn’t read all

Two Polls Diverged On The Issue Of School Choice: An Explainer

By Jennifer Wagner Pardon me while I put my ex-political hack hat on for a moment to talk about polling. When you work in politics, you don’t just love polling; you

Ladner’s Take: Open Enrollment Might Just Be Inevitable

By Jennifer Wagner EdChoice Fellow and longtime school choice advocate Matt Ladner has a solid new blog post over at the Fordham Institute about the future of open enrollment and

Back To School: Don’t Expect Black Parents To Rush Right In

By Gwen Samuel Yep, it’s that time of year again for diverse families across the country where parents are sending their most precious cargo (children) into the hands of educators,

Forced To Conform: School Choice Would Have Made A Difference

A first-person perspective on what it felt like to be without K-12 options By Christina Grattan During a high school rally, my cross country team participated in a dance-off against