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The Rising Tide in the Desert

Feb 23, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner –   Too much of Arizona’s K-12 debate focuses on inputs, too little on outputs. Some districts have been...

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Gender Gaps in College STEM Ed...

Feb 22, 2018 by

by Gema Zamarro & Lina M. Anaya – Employment in the so-called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)...

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Ziebarth Defends the Pageant

Feb 12, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Todd Ziebarth from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has responded to criticism from yours...

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The Legacy of Andrew Coulson

Feb 9, 2018 by

by Jason Bedrick – Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the tragically early passing of Andrew J. Coulson, the brilliant...

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My Charter School in Canada

Feb 5, 2018 by

Matt Ladner and Max Eden have observed that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) as well as the National...

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It’s Time for Technocratic Bea...

Feb 3, 2018 by

  by Matthew Ladner – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released their new rankings of charter school laws. I...

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Imagine No Social Mobility (It...

Jan 27, 2018 by

by Jason Bedrick – As a part of Education Week’s recent series on 10 BIG Ideas, businessman Mark Barnes made the case for...

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Remain Calm. All is Well!

Jan 23, 2018 by

Paul Peterson has an excellent interview of Mo Fiorina on Education Next regarding Mo’s new book.  This new book, like several...

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But conscience asks the questi...

Jan 16, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – JPGP reader Charles Miller, a great Texas education reformer that we lost in 2017, authored one of my...

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Education Freedom is…a Millenn...

Jan 5, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – So the recent closing of BAEO has me reflecting a bit. The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program passed in...

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The Need for BAEO’s Struggle C...

Jan 3, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – New Year’s Eve was the end of an era with the closing of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)....

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“We know why parents want scho...

Dec 21, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – In Mike Antonucci’s end-of-the-year roundup of quotes by and about teachers’ unions, this one stood out for...

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The Option to Escape Bullying

Dec 12, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – By now you’ve probably seen the heartbreaking video of Keaton Jones detailing the torments he suffers in the...

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Real Victories + Imaginary Def...

Dec 10, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – The constitutionality of tax-credit scholarships is in the news again, as Montana’s state supreme court will...

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NAEP Cohort Gains by Scores fo...

Dec 5, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – So to get into this chart you had to have a NAEP math score for your charter score in the 2011 4th grade...

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Debunking the “Michigan Charte...

Nov 30, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – In The Detroit News, JayBlog’s own Matt Ladner and Max Eden of the Manhattan Institute highlight further...

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In Memoriam for Parental Choic...

Nov 24, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – I listened to the Federalist podcast this morning on my bike ride in which Megan McArdle debates Joy...

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That’s No Way to Run a Railroa...

Nov 22, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – I’d suggest reading this fascinating article from the New York Times about how New Yorkers spend an obscene...

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Riding on the Trainwreck of Ne...

Nov 16, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Peter Cook brought bad news about the latest test scores from New Orleans, and used the term “train wreck”...

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More Regulation and Less Diver...

Nov 15, 2017 by

by Corey A. DeAngelis and Lindsey Burke – The first experimental evaluation to find negative impacts of a voucher program on...

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