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Sensible K–12 Governance and Why It Probably Won’t Happen

Daarel Burnette of Education Week wrote a provocative piece earlier this month titled “Face It, School Governance Is a Mess.” His core argument is tough to dispute: No one knows who is in charge of K–12 education.

Ep. 141: Legal Updates with Leslie – Montana and Maine

Learn the latest on these key cases and how they could affect families’ educational choices

School Choice State Brief: December 2019

Need a record of school choice legislation and litigation in the states from last month? Our brief roundup has you covered.

Our newest staffer Alexis and our resident state research guru Drew Catt chat about some pretty in-your-face school choice themes that appear in the super popular TV series Jane the Virgin.

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Can Hybrid Home Schooling “Cross the Chasm?”

Hybrid home schooling proponents must tackle three questions to grow beyond early adopters and into the mainstream.

Who Should Hybrid Home-school?

We present four profiles of potential hybrid home-schoolers.

Hybrid Home Schooling’s “Whole Product” Problem

We present three steps to making hybrid homeschool work.

Five Talking Points on School Vouchers

Be prepared next time someone disses school choice in your presence

Which studies are the most reliable? The best way to get an apples-to-apples comparison in social science is to perform something called a randomized control trial (RCT). Here's how they work.

Where the “Funding Competing Systems” Argument Falls Completely Apart

School choice opponents say we should “fully fund” one system (public schools), but here’s where that all falls apart

Ep. 143: Researcher Profile – Kathaleena Monds

Learn more about her mission to support disadvantaged communities and education researchers

Cool Schools: Season Two Roundup

Pick from all seven episodes of our second season of Cool Schools with Mike McShane

What do parents of school-age kids and public school teachers have in common? How are their views on education different. This 2019 national poll has some answers.

Four Ways Evidence Shows School Choice Can Help Teachers

No more theories: The data show school choice actually helps teachers in these four ways

Top Five Questions About Teacher Pay

As teacher protests continue, we share answers to the top five questions we get asked about teacher pay


The Eight Personalities You’ll Encounter When Building Coalitions

By Jennifer Wagner “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” This famously funny Will Rogers quote applies far beyond partisan politics. Every issue — political

Shout It From The Rooftop: We Need More School Choice Net Promoters

By Jennifer Wagner Welcome to the golden age of influence. Some of us are new to it. Others are growing up in it. We’re all going to have to adapt

Overheard At #RedForEd: Pay Is Important, But Testing Took Center Stage

By Jennifer Wagner When thousands of people come together to speak out for or against something, it’s a beautiful sight. Rallies and protests are a reminder of our fundamental American

Vigorous Agreement About Bipartisan Ed Reform

By Jason Bedrick Have you ever watched two friends engaged in a heated debate who are basically saying the same thing but don’t seem to realize it? That’s how I

Blame The Left: Who Needs Bipartisanship Anyway?

By Jennifer Wagner Coalitions, no matter the issue, tend to loosely fall into two buckets: true believers and unlikely allies. True believers are the bedrock, but it’s hard to move beyond

OMG, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are Politicians!

OMG, Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Are Politicians! By Jennifer Wagner To my friends in the K-12 school choice movement currently losing your minds because Democrats who once supported charters

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