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Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
New York City's public school system unraveled last year in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Before the pandemic, criticisms of the public schools typically centered on performance measures: Were enough students meeting state benchmarks? Was success evident across all racial, socioeconomic, and ability groupings? Today, foundational concepts--such…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Policy, Equal Education
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
Expanded public subsidies for child care and prekindergarten command solid bipartisan support. According to recent polling, two-thirds of Republicans and nearly nine out of 10 Democrats would like to see Congress increase federal investment in early education. At the state level, public investment and student enrollment in prekindergarten…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Access to Education, Educational Benefits, Barriers
Akers, Beth – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
Higher education took center stage during the Democratic presidential primaries, and congressional leaders in the party are calling for universal student loan forgiveness and tuition-free public college. The incoming Biden administration will thus face pressure to radically expand subsidies for higher education. Conservatives and moderates tend to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Change, Grants
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
The coronavirus has profoundly disrupted American public education and substantially harmed the learning trajectories of tens of millions of students. The incoming administration will have its hands full trying to get schools reopened and students back on track. As it does so, it may feel tempted to use this crisis to consolidate federal control…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Education, Educational Change, Federal State Relationship
Copland, James – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
"Critical Race Theory" (CRT) is the term commonly applied in public debates to controversial racially charged curricula and initiatives in the public schools, as well as various parallel trainings and programs commonly being adopted in school and other settings. Initially, CRT was confined to the niche circles of legal academia from…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Public Schools, Educational History
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
This guide is meant to give parents who are concerned about critical pedagogy a starting place to begin to respond to it in their children's school. This toolkit presents a glossary of critical pedagogy terms to give parents the tools to understand what, exactly, school administrators mean by "antiracism" or "implicit bias."…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Parents, Parent Role, Educational Philosophy
Garnett, Nicole Stelle – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
Parental-choice debates typically focus on whether private schools should receive public funds "at all." This paper focuses on a question that inevitably follows when schools do receive them--the question of accountability. That is, what regulatory conditions ought to attend private schools' receipt of public funds? This is an enormously…
Descriptors: Accountability, School Choice, Institutional Autonomy, Private Schools
Lueken, Martin F. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
While a substantial body of research exists to demonstrate the benefits that choice policies such as education savings accounts (ESAs) have on various student, family, community, and societal outcomes, the fiscal impact of these policies is also an important part of the debate. This report examines solely the potential fiscal effects of…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Finance, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
McCoy, Brandon – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
This issue brief seeks to add to the discussion of educational pluralism by highlighting the history, features, and successes of the classical education model. The model is unique for its emphasis on building the student to be a scholar and an active citizen. Classical schools come in the form of private and charter schools, homeschooling, and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Classical Literature, Classical Languages, Liberal Arts
Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
Each year, more than 55,000 students graduate from the public high schools run by the New York City Department of Education (DOE); 58,000 did so in school year 2019-20. In percentage terms, the city's cohort graduation rate--that is, the percentage of entering ninth-graders who graduated within four years--has increased steadily from the early…
Descriptors: High Schools, Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
Public controversies about education in New York typically leave out discussion about the private--religious and independent--schools that educate nearly 20% of students in New York City and more than 10% of students in the rest of the state. This report uses publicly available data from the New York State Education Department and the U.S. Census…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Race, Religion, School Demography
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
This report estimates the effect of enrolling in a charter school on student standardized test scores in Newark, New Jersey. The results indicate that attending a Newark charter school that participated in the city's common enrollment system leads to large improvements in math and reading scores, and the effect is especially large for students who…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Scores, Standardized Tests
Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
This report examines and explains the most recent achievement results for New York City and New York State students in district and charter schools, and to put New York City's achievement levels in context. The New York City public school system is the largest in the country, with more than 1 million students in grades prekindergarten through 12…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, State Standards, Standardized Tests
Harris, Connor – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
Conventional wisdom regards a college degree as necessary for a well-paying job and a good life. By focusing on average earnings, this conventional wisdom obscures the enormous variability in outcomes at each education level; in fact, the top half of high school graduates earn in the same range as the bottom half of college graduates. However the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Salary Wage Differentials, Outcomes of Education, High School Graduates
Akers, Beth – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
Over the last two decades, prices in higher education have grown more quickly than prices in almost any other sector of the economy. Tuition inflation has been extensively examined. The examinations, however, have focused on a narrow set of explanations, none of which has revealed obvious opportunities for policy interventions that would slow this…
Descriptors: Tuition, Costs, Value Judgment, Competition
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