Tag: Brookings Institute

New Brookings study on Texas special education cap disturbing on multiple levels

President Harry Truman famously opined that incoming president Dwight Eisenhower, a former five-star general, would have a rough go of things. Observed Truman: “He’ll sit here, and he’ll say, ‘Do this! Do that!’ And nothing will happen. Poor Ike—it won’t be a bit like the Army. He’ll find it very frustrating.” State[Read More…]

Which school districts help parents make the best school choice?

School choice is more than just having educational options. The availability of quality schools, information about them and access to them are essential to making choice work. With that in mind, the Brookings Institute’s 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index, by Russ Whitehurst and Ellie Klein, ranks the largest U.S. school districts[Read More…]