Commentary and Opinion

Commentary and opinion

Future New York migrants could bring their school buildings with them to Florida

Charles C.W. Cooke wrote an entertaining column this weekend for the New York Post about the massive outflow of population from New York to Florida: In these very pages a couple of weeks ago, Post columnist Steve Cuozzo told New Yorkers who’d moved to the Sunshine State: “You’ll all be sorry. Florida[Read More…]

Backfilling charter school seats didn’t hurt test scores, new Boston study finds

Editor’s note: This analysis from Marcus A. Winters, an associate professor and chair of the department of educational leadership and policy studies at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, appears in the Summer 2022 issue of Education Next. Among the regulatory freedoms available to most charter schools[Read More…]

Florida reformers got it right

Editor’s note: This commentary from William Mattox, a resident fellow at the James Madison Institute and a reimaginED guest blogger, originally appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of Education Next.  My son Richard has the chutzpah of Hank Greenberg, the greatest Jewish baseball player of all time. So, soon after[Read More…]

What is a private school?

Editor’s note: This commentary from Mike McShane, director of national research at EdChoice and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Wednesday on forbes.com.  What makes a private school, well, private? And what does that mean for the school choice movement and the quest for a more pluralistic education system in the[Read More…]

Time to help South Carolina students dream big

South Carolina parents and students are ready for summer. In Greenville, high schools like Eastside and Riverside held their graduations last week. Charter schools around the state also had their graduation ceremonies and year-end events in recent days. But not all the important education work is finished for this school[Read More…]

Getting a fuller picture of education choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Ben DeGrow, director of education policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy based in Michigan, appeared Monday on the center’s website. There is an understandable challenge in writing about Michigan’s attempt to expand parental choice in education. Until recently, journalists who cover state issues[Read More…]

The opportunity that Chicago – and Illinois – kids need is real school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary, which references Florida’s school choice programs, appeared Thursday on wirepoints.org. Leading into Chicago’s most violent Memorial Day weekend in five years – leaving 42 wounded and nine dead  – the city suspended days off for cops and played up neighborhood hang-outs with live DJs. For teens and very young[Read More…]

Back to the future: The case for modernizing Arizona’s K-12 funding formula

Editor’s note: Here is the introduction to a new white paper authored by Matthew Ladner, director of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity, and reimaginED executive editor. You can read the full paper here. Arizona has long ranked fairly low in rankings of per pupil funding. Demographic and other factors[Read More…]