Where would public school teachers like to send their own children to school?

EdChoice recently issued an interesting report about 2019 SCHOOLING IN AMERICA, Public Opinion on K–12 Education, Busing, Technology, and School Choice. It has an interesting graph that shows where parents and public school teachers would like to send their own children to school. Here is that graph. The top bar shows the preferences for parents.…

New NAEP shows charter schools in Atlanta make difference for black students, and it’s getting better!

Despite a lot of hand-wringing about the new, generally disappointing results in the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ (NAEP) reading and math results for 2019, there is a real bright spot regarding Atlanta’s charter schools. Without question, black students who attend Atlanta’s charter schools do notably better than black students who attend that city’s traditional…

Throwing money at failing public schools has not helped

Education Next has a short, but attention-grabbing article up about “In the News: $773 Million Later, de Blasio Ends Signature Initiative to Improve Failing Schools.” But, the article touches on more than the massive failure in New York City, pointing out in general that the massively funded School Improvement Grant program from the Obama era…