Will Flanders

Will Flanders is the education research director at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialization in American Politics and Public Policy, an M.S. in Political Science and an M.S. in Applied American Politics and Policy from Florida State University.

New Study Examines What the Data Say About School Accountability Driven by Parents

As the school choice debate ramps up around the country, one of the most commonly used phrases by choice opponents, and some advocates, is that voucher schools are “unaccountable.” This conceptualization stems from the fact that most voucher programs face different accountability regulations than traditional public schools, some of which may be less transparent. On […]

Friday Freakout: The Label You Give School Choice Programs Doesn’t Change the Facts

School choice programs labeled as welfare

Are school vouchers really a form of “welfare?” Recently, Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign argued in the Beloit Daily News that “truth in labeling” requires labeling the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program the “nation’s first scholastic welfare program” because the taxpayers are “picking up the tab.” Of course, following this logic, the Parental Choice […]