What Should School Choice Look Like?
Featuring Halley Potter, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; Michael J. Petrilli, President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; John D. Merrifield, Professor of Economics, University of Texas at San Antonio; Corey A. DeAngelis, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
The school choice debate has largely focused on whether society should have any school choice at all. But not all choice programs are identical. And they certainly do not all produce the same outcomes for students. If school choice policies are to pass, what should they look like? Should we embrace public charter schools, private school choice options, or both? Should financing be through vouchers, tax credits, or education savings accounts? Should funding be public or private? Should the federal government be involved? What types of program regulations promote—or stifle—success? And what does the evidence say about these topics? Join a panel of experts as they tackle these critical policy questions.