Tag:EdChoice

  • The private school plight with public school consequences 

    The coronavirus recession, the Great Lockdown, and the Great Suppression are all terms used to describe the global economic downturn produced by COVID-19 mitigation measures. As elected officials issued stay-at-home orders and closed “nonessential” enterprises, unemployment skyrocketed. From mid-March to mid-April, about 22 million Americans, or roughly…

  • Solving the trust problem between teachers and parents 

    Teachers and parents, we have a trust problem. Just 36 percent of public school teachers express “complete” or “a lot of” trust in parents, EdChoice’s new “Schooling in America Survey” says.  What’s eroding trust? One likely culprit: Parental expectations are sky-high. Harried millennial parents want schools to teach skills once considered part…

  • Meeting educational needs of military families

    EdChoice recently published “Surveying the Military: What America’s Servicemembers, Veterans, and Their Spouses Think About K–12 Education and the Profession.” Researchers Paul DiPerna, Lindsey Burke, and Anne Ryland conducted a national survey of military households to assess their views on school-choice options, district schools, and careers in the military. Their goal was to gain insight into…