Commentary and Opinion

Commentary and opinion

Why school choice can mean a better education for underserved students

Editor’s note: This commentary from Lexi Boccuzzi, a University of Pennsylvania sophomore from Stamford, Conn., studying philosophy, politics and economics, appeared Monday on The Daily Pennsylvanian. The term “school choice” is defined as “a program or policy in which students are given the choice to attend a school other than[Read More…]

Money, schools and religion: A controversial combo returns to the Supreme Court

Editor’s note: This commentary from Charles J. Russo, Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Health Sciences and research professor of law at the University of Dayton, appeared last week on The Conversation. Since 1947, one topic in education has regularly come up at the Supreme[Read More…]

podcastED: reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner and EdChoice’s Mike McShane discuss public education’s accountability myths

On this episode, Ladner speaks with the director of national research at EdChoice about the latter’s new report entitled, “The Accountability Myth.” The report takes aim at the commonly argued position that traditional public schools are a superior education option because they are held financially, democratically, and educationally accountable to[Read More…]

New report tells old truth: School choice saves money

Editor’s note: This commentary from EdChoice director of national research and reimaginED guest blogger Mike McShane appeared Thursday on forbes.com. Be sure to check back Monday to listen to a podcast with McShane conducted by reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner.  School choice is having a moment right now. 2021 yielded[Read More…]

National report answers the question: Who’s afraid of school choice?

  Editor’s note: To read reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner’s take on the new EdChoice report, click here. For critics of school choice, the apocalypse has always been now. School choice supporters are still waiting. A new report,  “Who’s Afraid of School Choice?” by Jason Bedrick and Ed Tarnowksi of[Read More…]

New network is connecting state charter school authorizers and districts that recognize, value charters

Editor’s note: This commentary from three leaders in the charter school arena – Melissa Brady, executive director of the Florida Association of Charter School Authorizers; Alex Medler, executive director of the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers; and Tom Hutton, executive director of California Charter Authorizing Professionals; appeared Monday on[Read More…]

podcastED: Interview with a scholarship parent who became eligible under Florida’s 2021 school choice expansion

On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Megan Luten, a mother of three from Jacksonville, Florida, whose 5-year-old daughter, Ellie, attends Catholic kindergarten thanks to the Family Empowerment Scholarship Education Options scholarship. Luten, a speech therapist, discusses the search she and her husband, Jameson, a registered nurse,[Read More…]

Illinois must offer what all America wants: school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Mark Glennon, founder and executive editor of Wirepoints, an independent, nonprofit company delivering original research and commentary about Illinois’ economy and government, appeared Tuesday on the Wirepoints site. Rarely is anything so popular yet so neglected by politicians as school choice for K-12 education. The[Read More…]