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ERIC Number: ED555547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Better Data, Better Decisions: Informing School Choosers to Improve Education Markets
Valant, Jon
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
School choice sits at the center of the education reform agenda. The most recent national study from Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that charter school students perform comparably in math and better in reading than their peers in traditional district schools. Often lost in the growing national enthusiasm around school choice, however, is the recognition that merely providing more options to parents will not create the kind of market that advocates envision. To help address this issue of the demand side of school choice, AEI Education has released a number of new reports to help better understand how parents make decisions about schools and how parents can be a political resource to lobby for school reform. In this report, Jon Valant adds to this growing discussion with an empirical look at how governments and other third-party organizations can help inform families about their school choice options.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research