Parents have created schools to cater to their own religious and philosophical beliefs. Or to focus on the particular needs of their children and communities.
The way Australia’s school system is structured is especially unfair on students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In a new report, education authors Tom Greenwell and Chris Bonnor propose a framework to increase parental choice and improve equity in the school system.
School choice already abounds in Ontario. Adding charter schooling in the name of ‘choice’ won’t help student achievement.
Most school-choice programs in the US have been approved by lawmakers. But when asked for their views, voters have overwhelmingly rejected them.
My research suggests City firms’ efforts to deliver more equal representation at the top have not worked because they were never meant to.
There is a new push for private schools to open their grounds and facilities to the broader community
Federal, state and local efforts to help students recover learning they missed or lost during the pandemic are underway. But those projects don’t include the youngest students.
As the start of the school year looms, school uniform prices will be front-of-mind for many families already facing a cost of living crisis. What can be done to reduce the burden?
A study finds that graduates who attended publicly funded schools were more likely to have open intercultural orientations than those who attended private schools.
A Melbourne private school is opening online-only enrolments. Headlines have focussed on the $18,000 fees. But there are many reasons why in-person schooling may not work.
The single sex versus co-ed debate has been going for decades. But perhaps changing social norms will put an end to it.
The tax exemptions enjoyed by the UK’s charitable private schools are estimated to equate to 6% of England’s annual state school budget
There is endless debate about whether private schools add value to students’ academic results. But research consistently shows when socioeconomic factors are taken into account, this is not the case.
Even after the notorious Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, some headmasters thought pupil exchanges with Nazi Germany were a good idea.
Fewer students enrolled in public school and more were home-schooled during the 2020-21 school year. Researchers analyzed records in Michigan to understand what drove parents to make these decisions.
Howard Fuller’s support for school choice is connected to the Black Power movement and a pursuit to provide Black students a quality education by any means necessary.
Microschools might be an attractive alternative to regular public schools that are wrestling with the pandemic, but they are mostly out of reach for low-income students, a researcher says.
If it sounds like the law is all over the place on school mask mandates, that’s because it is. The nation’s schools are subject to a complex web of local, state and federal laws.
Parents don’t only pay for private schools. Many public schools ask parents to make ‘voluntary contributions’, and many more are upping their fundraising game.