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Animated chart of the day: Public school enrollment, staff, and inflation-adjusted cost per pupil, 1970 to 2016 – Publications – AEI

AEI Animated chart of the day: Public school enrollment, staff, and inflation-adjusted cost per pupil, 1970 to 2016 My latest animated “bar chart race” visualization above shows the growth over nearly the last 50 years in: a) the number of students (K-12) enrolled in public schools, b) the number of public school teachers, c) the number of non-teaching staff (administrators, principals, assistant principals, support staff, librarians, guidance counselors and instructional...

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More on the phenomenal, ‘eye-popping’ success of Success Academy Charter Schools in NYC – Publications – AEI

AEI More on the phenomenal, ‘eye-popping’ success of Success Academy Charter Schools in NYC If you haven’t yet heard about the amazing, appropriately-named Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City, here’s some background: Founded in 2006, Success Academy Charter Schools is the largest and highest-performing free, public charter school network in New York City. Admission is open to all New York State children, including those with special needs and English...

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Progressives threaten to destroy school reform… – Publications – AEI

AEI Progressives threaten to destroy school reform… …. is the title of Jason Riley’s op-ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal with the sub-title “They talk about equality, then fiercely oppose measures that stand a chance of achieving it.” Here’s an excerpt: The irony is that the same progressives who obsess over inequality and statistical disparities also fume at education reforms that have helped narrow learning gaps and thus led to better life...

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Quotation of the day on the fallacy that teachers unions strike for ‘the kids’… – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the fallacy that teachers unions strike for ‘the kids’… …. is from Jason Riley’s op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal “Teachers Unions Don’t Really Strike for ‘the Kids’“: When the United Auto Workers walk off the job, no one pretends that they are acting in the interests of car buyers. Everyone knows union members want better wages, benefits, working conditions and job protections, and going on strike is an effective...

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Venn diagram of the day: Do progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren support competition or not?

The Venn diagram above was inspired by Don Boudreaux’s post (“Is There a Mark Perry Venn Diagram Lurking?“), and the answer is a definite Yes! Here’s Don’s letter to the Wall Street Journal: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) supports those who oppose school choice (“Progressive Values on the Ballot,” Nov. 10), presumably because she believes that competition causes suppliers (in this case K-12 schools) to worsen their service to customers.  Yet Sen. Warren also...

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