Tag Archives: school choice

What’s in a Name: A “Skinny Budget” Indeed

What’s in a Name: A “Skinny Budget” Indeed

By Dirk Zuschlag    Every year the president’s proposed budget is pronounced D.O.A. in Congress even before it leaves the White House. It still garners attention for what it may say about the administration’s policy priorities. About two weeks ago, the Trump Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued its first “skinny budget,” a sort of… Read More »

Getting to School in Detroit

Getting to School in Detroit

Sarah Winchell Lenhoff (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Wayne State University. Her research focuses on education policy development and implementation; network-based school improvement; and school choice, with a special interest in Detroit. By Sarah Winchell Lenhoff The Michigan Department of Education recently released its annual… Read More »

Are Critics Overreacting About Betsy DeVos?

By Nancy Duchesneau   Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing last week has received an abnormal amount of attention when compared to previous confirmation hearings for Education Secretaries. A number of articles have criticized her for being out of touch with the reality of public schools and for lacking a firm grasp of the nuances of education… Read More »

Secretary DeVos and Title I Portability

Secretary DeVos and Title I Portability

By Dirk Zuschlag New Education Secretary: What Policy?                                                                                                In all likelihood, Betsy DeVos will soon become Secretary of Education. As an earlier Green & Write post has pointed out, DeVos is best known as a very rich, very well-connected champion of school choice and publically-funded vouchers. Remarkably influential in Michigan politics, she has provoked criticism, and… Read More »

School Choice and the Distribution of Students Across Districts

School Choice and the Distribution of Students Across Districts

This week’s post is written by Ben Pogodzinski (Ph.D., Michigan State University).  Ben is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Wayne State University. His current research focuses on the impact of school choice policies on the distribution of students and school funding, student absenteeism in urban schools, and the influence of… Read More »

Can Gentrification mean Integration? Hopes for the Urban Neighborhood School

Can Gentrification mean Integration? Hopes for the Urban Neighborhood School

Part 2 of 2 By Kacy Martin The Less-Considered Outcome of Gentrification Green & Write’s previous post about gentrification and neighborhood schools highlighted the more common criticism of gentrification and urban areas—as more affluent, mostly white, families move into a lower-cost city neighborhood, low-income families of color are often displaced, finding themselves excluded from the… Read More »

Lost in a Sea of Choices, Parents Navigate the Portfolio District

Lost in a Sea of Choices, Parents Navigate the Portfolio District

By Kacy Martin   Note: It has long been speculated that Detroit Public Schools may transition to a portfolio management school district model. What is a portfolio management district and what does the research say about the effectiveness of this type of model? Check out Green & Write all week for new posts on what… Read More »

How “Choice-Friendly” Are America’s Major Cities?

How “Choice-Friendly” Are America’s Major Cities?

By Amy Auletto A recent report released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute ranked 30 major U.S. cities according to how supportive they are of school choice. America’s Best (And Worst) Cities for School Choice, written by Priscilla Wohlstetter, Ph.D., Dara Zeehandelaar, Ph.D., and David Griffith, identifies the optimal conditions under which America’s cities are… Read More »