School choice

Morgane Le Bris, principal of École Mur de Bretagne juggles a class of 27 students and two different grade levels. She wishes she had more money to hire teachers to reduce class size.

This country spends billions on private schools — and has a terrible learning gap between poor and wealthy

In practice, most low-income students can only pick between their local public schools, which many say are under-resourced, and cheaper private schools, which face their own budget challenges.

Children play outside during recess at Hokitika Primary School. Last year, the school lost 10 students to a nearby, more affluent school.

What would actually happen if we gave all parents the chance to pick their children’s schools?

New Zealand’s history of school choice offers some lessons

Rival studies shed light on the merits of a Montessori education

Benefits seen at preschools in Hartford but not high schools in the Netherlands

KIPP players on the sidelines at their game against Sophie B. Wright game.

City that loved and lost high school football finally gets it back

After ripping up an entire school district, charter schools try to mend fences by reviving Friday night lights

Smart students attract parents more than smart schools

Economists find pitfalls to high school choice in New York City

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

It’s illegal to run schools designed to keep out black students, but the Department of Justice is letting districts get away with it


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I got to choose private schools, but will vouchers really help other kids make it?

One of the first cities to embrace private school vouchers thinks not

OPINION: The Supreme Court just let a church use public funds to fix its playground. Will this shift public education’s terrain?

Here’s why the ruling in favor of Trinity Lutheran may not be a green light for vouchers

Is school choice helping or hurting Catholic schools in New Orleans?

Fresh on the job, the city’s first black Catholic schools chief remains optimistic in face of flagging enrollment, new competition