Charter Schools and School Competition

Few topics raise more debate these days than charter schools.  While most random assignment or lottery studies have shown significant positive effects for the students attending the charter schools, there is still debate about the effect that charter schools have on the traditional public schools in their district.  Some defenders of traditional public schools claim

Invest in technology that works

Jay Mathews over at the Washington Post thinks that Online Courses May Make Graduation Too Easy. He may be right, he may be wrong, but as the Center’s report on credit recovery programs found, unfortunately, we just don’t know. There just isn’t any research out there to determine if providing online courses to students who are