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Public Opinion Tracker: Teacher Survey Top Takeaways Q1 2021

We share our top findings from our first quarterly survey of educators this year.

Ep. 245: The Monthly Debrief – March Looking to April 2021

In this episode of our Monthly Debrief series, we discuss school choice happenings across America—including the first school choice programs passed in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Ep. 244: Big Ideas – Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty with Howard Slugh

Howard Slugh, founder of the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, joins us to discuss an important case that might come before the U.S. Supreme Court.

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – March 2021

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

Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive: Teen Perspectives

Teens generally think their schools could have better COVID-19 safety measures and prefer a hybrid attendance option.

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U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey Shows Homeschooling Is Booming

In the spring of 2020, about 5.4 percent of U.S. households with children reported homeschooling. By fall, that number had more than doubled.

Ep. 243: Big Ideas – “Hybrid Homeschooling” with Mike McShane

Our Director of National Research Mike McShane hops on the podcast to talk about his recently-released book, Hybrid Homeschooling: A Guide to the Future of Education.

Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive: Perspectives of Black K-12 Parents

As of February, EdChoice decided to increase our sampling of Black K–12 school parents to better understand their unique perspectives, experiences, concerns and preferences.

What You Should Know About the New IES Study of Indiana’s Voucher Program

Mike McShane highlights findings from the report, as well as some criticisms from the research community.

Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive: Let’s Zoom in on Homeschooling Opinion

As a part of our Public Opinion Tracker, we have been following opinions on education issues. In this post, we take a deep dive into the questions we’ve been asking parents about homeschooling.

Ep. 242: EdChoice Chats – A Discussion with Ulcca Joshi Hansen About New Opportunities for Ed Reform

Ulcca Joshi Hansen, founder of Educating Potential, joins us to discuss the direction of education in a post-pandemic world.

Ep. 241: Monthly Tracker Results – February 2021

In this episode, we share key takeaways from our February 2021 wave of polling as reported on our EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker. For more from the full report, visit

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways February 2021

We share our 10 key takeaways based on our February polling wave.

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – February 2021

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

The Fiscal Effects of the Kansas Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program

Some policymakers in the Sunflower State have expressed concern about the potential fiscal impact of a new educational choice program. Our fiscal expert looks at the data from existing Kansas programs to learn more.

Will Hybrid Homeschooling Continue After the Pandemic Ends?

Mike McShane's new book and our recent polling shine some light on the subject.

Ep. 240: Iowa Voter Poll with Trish Wilger

We’re joined by Trish Wilger, executive director of Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE), to discuss results from the Iowa K-12 & School Choice Survey.

Ep. 239: The Monthly Debrief – January Looking to February 2021

In this episode of our Monthly Debrief series, we discuss school choice happenings across America—from a possible expansions in Arizona to consolidating programs in Florida.

Ep. 238: Religious Liberty and Education – An Interview with Moshe Krakowski

Moshe Krakowski joins us to discuss his recent City Journal essay, “The War Against the Haredim.” We cover misconceptions about religious education, claims made by YAFFED and more.


Dear Bosses: Consider This Potential New Employee Benefit

By Jennifer Wagner CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW JOB! YOUR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES… Vacation, sick and flex time. Medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Retirement savings accounts. Tuition or childcare

Stuck In The Middle: Why School Choice Should Be Available To Everyone

By Jennifer Wagner After almost five years working in the school choice movement, the subhed on this story about the potential cost of Indiana’s proposed voucher expansion and special needs

Friedman And Donahue: Let’s Get Back To Sparking And Flickering

By Jennifer Wagner Four decades ago, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman sat down with talk show host Phil Donahue to discuss his bestselling book, Free to Choose. You can watch the

Dear Dr. Cardona: An Open Letter From A Connecticut Mom

By Gwen Samuel Dear Dr. Cardona, Congratulations on your nomination to become the next U.S. Secretary of Education. It doesn’t seem so long ago that we were sitting in your office

Stick With It: Short-Term Frustration Can Lead To Long-Term Change

By Jennifer Wagner The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That tired old cliché is all I can think of

The Pandemic Upended Schooling. Will Families Go Back To The Before Times?

By Jennifer Wagner The pandemic has changed schooling as we know it — for now. You can’t throw a stick without hitting an article about how families have been adapting since March. Some

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