Michael McShane is a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI. He is co-author of "President Obama and Education Reform: The Personal and the Political," published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2012. His scholarship has been published by Education Finance and Policy and in various technical reports. He has contributed to more popular publications such as Education Next, the Huffington Post, National Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is co-editor of the forthcoming book "Common Core Meets the Reform Agenda"(with Frederick Hess), slated to be published by Teachers College Press in late 2013. He began his career as an inner city high school teacher in Montgomery, Alabama.
AEI fellow Michael Q. McShane takes a hard look into NYC mayor Bill de Blasio's “moratorium” on co-locating charter schools in New York City Public Schools, calling them "screwy building-use policies."
This conference will convene leading education thinkers and practitioners to discuss a series of new papers and to explore how policy, practice, and research can better facilitate and support vibrant school choice marketplaces.
Republicans who have respect and appreciation for the power of markets have an obligation to come to a better understanding of how school choice helps (and at times doesn’t help) children. Advocating for that will be good politics and good policy.
This week is National School Choice Week. Across the country, school choice supporters have planned over 5,500 events to celebrate and advocate for increased educational options for students and families.