Betsy DeVos’s favorite education policy keeps looking worse. Last week, the Education Department, which she runs, released a careful study of the District of Columbia’s use of school vouchers, which she supports. The results were not good.
Students using vouchers to attend a private school did worse on math and reading than similar students in public school, the study found. It comes after other studies, in Ohio and elsewhere, have also shown weak results for vouchers.
A group of families are suing the city to prevent the closure of their Harlem charter school, the Daily News has learned.
As soon as my fiancé and I moved to Washington, D.C. in 2008, we started looking at school options. Although children were still a few years off, we wanted to give ourselves plenty of time to research the various schools available to us.
The district provides multiple school choices for children starting at age 3, including traditional, charter and private schools, and we were thrilled to learn several dual-language immersion schools were among our choices.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has advanced a bill to create education savings accounts for children with disabilities, foster kids and children with parents in the military.
Although some Blacks left the South to pursue economic opportunities, a lot of them had no choice—it was often for safety and security, to escape overt and violent oppression. Blacks leaving the South in droves, was not, of course, the same as being sold as chattel, but it was rooted in oppression nonetheless.
The enthusiasm of some school choice advocates is leading them to make their case in ways that are tone-deaf or counterproductive. Frederick Hess, in EducationNext, suggests that advocates for school choice take a less frontal approach in promoting choice.