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Fellows, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
This report evaluates the current state of research on New York City charter schools. Overall, their effect on student performance is unambiguously positive.The research however, is more dated and limited in scope than proponents and critics of charters appreciate. While the research on charter schools across the U.S. is growing, this paper…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, School Effectiveness
Sahm, Charles – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
Charter schools have become an important part of the public education landscape in New York City. In the 2017-18 school year, there were 227 charters educating 114,000 students, about 10% of the city's schoolchildren. The strong academic achievement of students in these schools, as well as parental demand, points to the need for more charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational History, School Buildings, Government Role
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2017
Critics of charter schools in New York City, America's largest school district, often allege that charters score better on standardized tests, on average, than traditional public schools because charters "cream-skim" (i.e., attract) the brightest, most motivated, students. Yet this accusation neglects the fact that not all traditional…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Success
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2016
Student debt is a convenient target in a presidential election year, but it obscures the true crisis: high dropout rates from low-quality postsecondary institutions and the unmanageable debt borne by students of those institutions. And despite rising student debt, monthly loan payments as a share of income have remained steady, added earnings…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid, Loan Repayment, Dropout Rate
Cooper, Preston – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2016
Since 2000, in-state tuition at U.S. public four-year universities has risen 50 percent in real terms, while total outstanding student loans have doubled in the past ten years, to surpass $1.3 trillion. These figures have prompted calls for greater federal funding and even a guarantee of "free" college. Key findings include: (1) Only 52…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Academic Failure, Outcomes of Education, Underemployment
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2016
Though charter schools are revolutionizing U.S. urban education, critics often assert that charters post higher test scores than surrounding traditional public schools because they systematically remove their most difficult-to-educate students. To substantiate this claim, charter critics note that smaller percentages of charter students are…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Holding Power, At Risk Students, Special Education
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2016
Massachusetts passed its first charter school law in 1993. Since then, the cap on the number of these public schools has been raised several times: in 1997, 2000, and 2010. Today, the state educates 40,200 students in 78 charter schools, and 32,600 students are on wait lists. This November, Bay State residents will vote by referendum, via Ballot…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Law, Public Schools, Politics of Education
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2016
To increase the number of graduates, a growing number of pundits and politicians favor providing free tuition for students attending public colleges and universities. This proposal is flawed. Affordability is not the main obstacle to getting a degree. There is also a risk that a tuition-free system for public institutions would leave them solely…
Descriptors: Tuition, College Students, Public Colleges, Budgets
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2015
The significant growth of charter schools in the United States has brought praise for the excellent results achieved by some schools as well as criticism that charter schools may not be serving the most disadvantaged students. Critics of charter schools, in New York City and elsewhere, commonly assert that charters' (often) strong academic…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Low Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2014
The significant growth of charter schools in the United States has brought both praise for the excellent results achieved by some schools and criticism that charter schools may not be serving the most disadvantaged students. In New York City and elsewhere, a significantly smaller proportion of students enrolled in charter schools are classified as…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, English Language Learners, Classification, Public Schools
Winters, Marcus – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2012
In a major address and policy white paper on education, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney proposed to allow students enrolled in special education programs to use the federal dollars tied to their disability to attend a public, charter, or (when permitted by state law) private school of their choice. The basic principle behind Romney's plan--that…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Winters, Marcus – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2011
Given the challenges facing American public education today, identifying effective teachers is a more vital task than ever before. In the U.S. public school system today, the method used to determine teacher effectiveness--and thus to drive salary, promotion, and tenure decisions--is based on a few external credentials: certification, advanced…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, Credentials, Elementary School Teachers
Barro, Josh; Buck, Stuart – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2010
To all the other fiscal travails facing this country's states and largest cities, now add their pension obligations, which are far greater than they may realize or are willing to admit. This paper focuses on the crisis in funding teachers' pensions, because education is often the largest program area in state budgets, making it an obvious target…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Teacher Retirement, Public School Teachers, State Government
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2010
A recent review of data provided by the New York City Department of Education reveals that African-American charter school students were 60 percent more likely than their public school counterparts to earn a seat in one of New York City's specialized high schools in 2009. For Hispanics, the rate of acceptance was twice as high for charter school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Charter Schools, Reputation, Standardized Tests
Barro, Josh – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2010
New Jersey is considering a tax reform called "Cap 2.5," under which a municipality's tax levy on existing property could not grow more than 2.5 percent in any year, unless its voters pass a referendum allowing a greater increase. This reform is similar to Massachusetts's Proposition 2.5, which that state adopted in 1980. New Jersey…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, National Competency Tests
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