Tag: Cato Institute

Whether it’s home or schools, the same thing matters: location, location, location

When my husband and I bought our first home as newlyweds, we didn’t think to ask what public schools served the area. We were young, childless, and hyper-focused on our journalism careers, so our concerns centered on ease of commuting to work and shopping. Then there was the fact that[Read More…]

COVID-19 pandemic shutters more than 100 private schools

A new report from the Cato Institute finds that no fewer than 132 private schools have announced permanent closure over the past year, at least partially due to economic effects of the pandemic. Additional findings indicate private school enrollment has dropped as much as 5% overall. Cato’s COVID-19 Permanent Private[Read More…]

COVID-19 has made it undeniable: We need school choice

This commentary from Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, first published on the RealClear Policy blog. A new Gallup poll that surveyed parents with school-aged kids has startling results, much more because of how opinions are split than the opinions themselves. Given the COVID-19 threat,[Read More…]

School choice will help us respond to coronavirus

Editor’s note: This commentary from Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, first appeared on InsideSources.com. I do not have any expertise in COVID-19. From what I can tell, I am reflective of the vast majority of people, and hence we are all facing a time of significant uncertainty.[Read More…]

Thankful for more educational freedom (hopefully) on its way

Editor’s note: redefinED is offering this Thanksgiving Day commentary from Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, via a Creative Commons republication agreement. If you know your United States history, you know that the Pilgrims came to North America seeking to practice their religion free from[Read More…]

ESAs and equity: Why the educational choice movement needs the left

Educational choice advocates have urged caution amid early reports that show, so far, Nevada’s new, near-universal education savings account program seems to be attracting families who are relatively well-off. They’re right to note these participation numbers reflect the “earliest of the early adopters.” It will take time for outreach efforts to inform low-income families about[Read More…]