Tag: Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Fordham Institute report: Rebooting the education reform movement and other topics

Editor’s note: Michael J. Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, offers this introduction to the Institute’s 2022 annual report. You can view the report here. Lucy and the football. Groundhog Day. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Use whatever metaphor you like,[Read More…]

Study finds school choice decreases racial segregation in Ohio classrooms

Editor’s note: This analysis appeared last week on the74million.org. Home to a sizable charter school sector and a host of private academies, Ohio is one of the friendliest environments for school choice anywhere in the country. Now, as courts and politicians decide the future of the state’s school voucher program,[Read More…]

School choice priorities change at the middle and high school levels

Editor’s note: This article from Jeff Murray, formerly of School Choice Ohio and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, appeared Thursday on the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s website. Common sense, backed by research, tells us that families weigh a lot of information when making school choice decisions. This is especially true when options[Read More…]

Voucher critics are starting to say the quiet part out loud

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jessica Poiner, senior education policy analyst at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, appeared last week on the institute’s website. Persistent school choice critic Steve Dyer recently posted a “takedown” of Fordham’s latest school choice policy recommendations. His attacks mostly focus on Ohio’s voucher programs, and most of[Read More…]

The evolving education reform agenda

Editor’s note: This commentary from Michael J. Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and executive editor of Education Next, appeared Thursday on the institute’s website. You can read the earlier commentary Petrilli references in the post here. Earlier this month, I argued that education reform is alive and[Read More…]

New research confirms that charter schools drive academic gains for their own students — and for kids in nearby district schools

Editor’s note: This analysis from Michael J. Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and David Griffith, the Institute’s associate director of research, appeared last week on The 74. Thirty years ago, when the charter school movement was just getting off the ground, devotees of big-city school systems worried[Read More…]

2021 is shaping up as year of school choice; 3 hypotheses that might explain why

Editor’s note: This commentary from Michael J. Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, appeared Wednesday on The 74. As has been reported and celebrated widely, the legislative sessions that just ended in many states brought great progress on the school choice front. According to the American Federation for Children, five states[Read More…]

podcastED: Matt Ladner interviews Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Chad Aldis

In this podcast video, redefinED’s executive editor speaks with longtime education choice advocate Chad Aldis, vice president for Ohio policy and advocacy at Fordham, wo previously served as executive director of School Choice Ohio and was Ohio State director for StudentsFirst. Ladner and Aldis discuss a recent Fordham study that[Read More…]