By Richard D. Kahlenberg, editor
Published by The Century Foundation Press, December 15, 2003
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the constitutionality of public funding for private religious schools, the debate over private school vouchers has intensified. At the same time, the federal No Child Left Behind Act has put new emphasis on choice within the public school system. The debate no longer centers around whether we should have more choice in education, but whether choice should occur within public schools or extend to private schools. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach?
This volume is a compilation of articles, papers, and discussions on public school choice and private school vouchers. Contributors include Christopher Edley of Harvard Law School; former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske; Richard Just of the American Prospect; Helen F. Ladd of Duke University; Gordon MacInnes of the New Jersey Department of Education; Eliot Mincberg of People for the American Way; Sean Reardon of Pennsylvania State University; Brent Staples of the New York Times; Adam Urbanski of the American Federation of Teachers; Amy Stuart Wells of Columbia; John Yun of Harvard; and, from The Century Foundation, Thad Hall, Richard D. Kahlenberg, Richard C. Leone, Ruy Teixeira, and Bernard Wasow.
By Thomas R. Pickering, Working Group Chair
Published by The Century Foundation Press, May 14, 2015
Pakistan is at a crossroads—can it rise to the challenge of confronting militancy, a lagging economy, and multiple governance failures? [...]
Published by The Century Foundation, May 11, 2015
State pre-K programs have roughly doubled in funding and enrollment over the past ten years, and an increase in classroom diversity could make these programs even better. [...]
By Mark Zuckerman, Sam Adler-Bell, Jacob Anbinder, Neil Bhatiya, Mike Cassidy, and Clio Chang
Published by The Century Foundation, May 7, 2015
President Obama's has used his "pen and phone" strategy to great effect in pursuing a progressive policy agenda through executive actions. For this report, TCF staff have reviewed the wide range [...]
By Jeanne L. Reid, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Michael Hilton, Halley Potter
Published by The Century Foundation, April 3, 2015
Studies have shown that children learn more in socioeconomically and racially diverse preschool classrooms—so why don't we make classroom integration a priority? [...]