Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

Innovative Enrollment Initiative Gives Students Real Choice

If we’re serious about reforming public education in our nation, we have to ensure all our kids have access to high-quality schools. Newark, New Jersey, is launching an innovative new … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN Needs to Choose School Choice

This fall, Michigan received disappointing, but expected news: The Center for Education Reform gave the state a score of ’0′ for its school choice policies. Though charter public schools provide … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arkansans Seek More School Choice

School choice proponents hope a new Arkansas charter school will preface even more options for families once lawmakers reconvene in 2015. “There is a growing interest in making sure that … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

KENTUCKY: School Choice Yields Triple Benefit

LEXINGTON, KY – In the early days, school-choice opponents frequently got away with baseless allegations that usually carried some variation of the following theme: public charter schools and private school … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Just the FAQs—School Choice

The following are answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding school choice and what choice means for students, educators, schools and communities. The answers to these FAQs are intended … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lots of school choices, and so little information about them

What good is it to offer an abundance of school options if parents don’t know about them? It may have been heartening this week to see voters in New Jersey … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vouchers improve, don’t threaten, existing RHODE ISLAND school systems

The Ocean State has tested the waters with school choice for six years. As other states leap ahead of Rhode Island in the educational opportunities provided to families, it appears … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is “School Choice” an Anti-Public School Sentiment?

There are a lot more options for receiving K-12 education today than when I was growing up. Long gone are the days when parents had to pick between the public … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

INDIANA: School choice deserves bipartisan support

Today, across Indiana, the classroom door opens to more than 20,000 children to attend a school of their parents’ choice. This open door represents more than access to a new … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia school crisis not a question of choice

Charter schools and tax-credit scholarships aren’t responsible for the crisis in Philadelphia public schools, said Priya Abraham, senior policy analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation, despite claims of some public school … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The record on vouchers is not mixed

It’s not a radical statement to say that private school choice has been a success. Every serious study into the efficacy of vouchers and tax-credit scholarships has shown either positive … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

LOUISIANA: Inside the Nation’s Biggest Experiment in School Choice

NEW ORLEANS—Kenisha Nelson tried to walk her son Kaleb into his new elementary school, Akili Academy, but the third-grader slipped from her hand and bolted to the front door. “I … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment


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