Tag: Educational Opportunity Project

America’s school rebellion is built on hope – and a great deal of evidence

Making use of data from the Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University, the Fordham Institute has produced a new study of metropolitan area academic achievement. Fordham finds that increased charter school market share is associated with statistically significantly higher scores for disadvantaged student populations. The chart below shows differences for[Read More…]

Why don’t people leave when there’s a ghost in the house?

In a classic bit in his comedy special “Delirious,” Eddie Murphy comments on how strange it is that people hang around in haunted houses in movies like “The Amityville Horror”: “I would have been in the house and said, ‘Baby, this is beautiful! We got a chandelier hanging here, kids[Read More…]

The decline and fall of the American male

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that at the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women comprised 59.5% of college students, an all-time high. Men, at 40.5%, were at an all-time low, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse. The Journal also reported that U.S. colleges and universities[Read More…]

Orleans County, Arizona

The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University released new data recently, covering the years 2007 to 2018. Opportunity Project scholars linked state achievement exams in grades 3-8 across the country to allow comparisons. Arizona – the state with the nation’s largest charter school sector, a very active open-enrollment market and[Read More…]

The forgotten achievement gap

The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University has linked state exams across states for grades 3-8. The chart below shows average test scores by state for female students. Green dots represent states with above-average achievement, blue dots are states with below-average achievement for female students. Dots are sized by the[Read More…]

Howard Fuller went down to Georgia looking for a party’s soul to heal

A recent protest of Elizabeth Warren’s education plan staged by a group of charter school parents at an event in Atlanta – which happened to include civil rights activist and education reform advocate Dr. Howard Fuller – resulted in a conversation between the senator and the parents that caused quite[Read More…]