Martin Lueken, Author at EdChoice

What Are ESAs And How Do They Work?

We break down three types of programs and show what makes them so different.

The Trillion Dollar Problem: Pandemic Puts State Pension Plans At Even Greater Risk

The current economic downturn will have rippling effects on the health of pension funds for public school teachers and other public employees.

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

Shuttering school choice programs would cost states $3.3 billion.

Four Ways Evidence Shows School Choice Can Help Teachers

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

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School Choice Research is Not a Rorschach Test

Interpretations of what the body of school choice research says differ dramatically depending on who you talk to, but should it be that way?

Is Private School Tuition Tax Deductible?

Learn all of the private school tax credit and deduction programs from the fed, states and more

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

Recent cheating scandals have shone a light on funding inequities in American public education

America’s Public Worker Pension Crisis Hits Primetime

PBS’s Frontline misses the mark on who’s to blame for the public worker pension crisis

Defining Market Failure (with Examples)

Learn the definition and the main types of market failure with examples from many industries and an in-depth case study of market failure in K–12 education.

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

This new study finds some negative results for voucher students in their first year in the program, but there’s much more to learn.

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 spotlight on educational choice. It

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 how it will cripple a

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 this post. Feel free to

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 its problem of rising pension

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 the fiscal effect of Nevada’s

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? Public pensions. This answer shouldn’t

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 choice opponents is that these

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 of the proposed Oklahoma education

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 program. That is a fair

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 by enrolling their children in

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