Traditional public schools suffer as states create favorable funding schemes for charter schools and school vouchers.
The cycle of overpromising and disappointment has left donors, politicians and policymakers of all stripes looking to improve K-12 public schooling with an underwhelming track record.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once called Excel Academy Public Charter School a 'shining example.' A Vanderbilt scholar explains why that description was woefully off target.
Many of the programs being cut in the Trump-DeVos education budget serve low-income families -- families that aren't likely to benefit from the budget's reallocation of funds toward school choice.
The Trump administration's new education budget cuts money from traditional schools and funnels it toward school choice. Is it a nail in the coffin for public education?
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
There is no evidence to suggest that vouchers are simpler, fairer and more transparent than current funding models.
Enron stands as one of the most infamous scandals in business history. With a growing charter school sector and lax regulation, the same kind of corruption and fraud is rearing its ugly head.
Nationwide, 16 percent of charter schools are rural. Yet, somehow these key players are often overlooked.
Confirmed in a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence, Betsy DeVos will be the next secretary of education. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
Separating girls and boys takes away opportunities to learn from one another. It also encourages stereotyping and sexism.
What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
It may sound farfetched that a scholar living in Pennsylvania planned the overthrow of the Turkish government. But Turkey is demanding the U.S. extradite the Hizmet leader.
Trump's billionaire nominee for secretary of education has stirred up debate about the effectiveness of school choice. What does the research say? And, who is Betsy DeVos?
Charters schools are here to stay. More than three million students are enrolled in 6,700 charter schools across 42 states.
A recent study on school vouchers shows that the program may be harming kids' academic achievement, at least in math. What's missing here? Are test scores the only way to judge a program?
October 5 is World Teachers' Day. How about paying some attention to how teachers experience their work? Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy when compared to those in the US?
Feeding yet more choice and competition into a system that has such distorted forms of both can only compound our problems.
In the weeks following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans implemented significant changes to its education system. But the reforms may have excluded a lot of parents from decision-making.
With teachers leaving the profession in large numbers and a drop in candidates applying to teaching programs, it is time to take a fresh look at education reforms.