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Responding to a Politico article that suggested that vouchers do little for students, Frederick Hess combats this notion, emphasizing that vouchers have proven benefits and be used to benefit sutdents and their families.
With the Louisiana Scholarship Program underfire by the Department of Justice, questions on the necessity of the suit and, specifically, the measures used to examine the program's successes airse when it's been proven that transfers made possible by the school-choice program in fact improve integration.
Expanding opportunity by offering scholarships to low-income students will offer a better world to our children than we inherited from our parents, and that’s something worth fighting for.
The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) produced $2.62 in benefits for every dollar spent on it. In other words, the return on public investment for the private-school voucher program during its early years was 162 percent.
In honor of National School Choice Week, I felt compelled to jot down just a few words about how I came to support school choice as a means for transforming the American education system.
The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program can serve as an interesting case study in the cultivation of choice markets... By examining both program design and the emergence of the institutions and organizations that are necessary to make markets work, we can use the Hoosier State as a model for the potential for choice programs around the country.
This differential treatment between private school voucher programs for low-income students and private school voucher programs for special needs students is simply hypocritical. If voucher opponents don't think public dollars should end up in private schools, they should oppose it for students with specials needs with the same vigor as they do for poor students.
We are scholars and analysts who support school choice in some fashion, though we have varied perspectives regarding the optimal nature, extent, and design of choice-based arrangements. Choice's track record so far is promising and provides support for continuing expansion of school choice policies.
The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (SFRC) is a group of publicly recognized independent experts on the financial services industry — including experts in banking, insurance, and securities — who meet regularly to study and critique regulatory policies affecting this sector of the economy.
This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
AEI's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will host General Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force for the concluding session of its series with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
Join AEI for a discussion of professional sports subsidies and — fittingly — for a free lunch.
AEI’s Jeffrey Eisenach will argue in favor of a generic antitrust enforcement model with primary enforcement by the FTC and Jonathan Baker of American University will maintain that an industry-specific regulator like the FCC is needed to work with antitrust enforcers to shape competition in the broadband industry. The debate will be moderated by US Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.