American Enterprise Institute

Education Savings Accounts: The New Frontier in School Choice: The ESA Administrator’s Dilemma: Tackling Quality Control

John Bailey
May 11, 2016

John Bailey from the Foundation for Excellence in Education writes, for decades, the idea of quality control in public education has been built around systems of accreditation, testing, and human c

Education Savings Accounts: The New Frontier in School Choice: The Constitutional Case for ESAs

Tim Keller
May 11, 2016

This paper by Tim Keller of the Institute for Justice discusses the constitutional issues surrounding ESA programs.

Education Savings Accounts: The New Frontier in School Choice: Settling on Education Savings Accounts

Nate Malkus
May 11, 2016

Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Insitute writes ESAs are expanding the number of families eligible for educational choice and the diversity of providers among which those families can choose.

How the Press Covers Charter Schools

Frederick M. Hess, Kelsey Hamilton, Jenn Hatfield
May 19, 2016

"Key Points

Scaling Up: Successes and Challenges of Growing High-Quality Charter Networks

Jenn Hatfield, Ian Lindquist
May 5, 2016

From the Executive Summary:


Do Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the "Gold Standard"? A Study of the Usefulness of RCTs in the What Works Clearinghouse

Alan Ginsburg & Marshall S. Smith
March 15, 2016

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of a given intervention’s effectiveness.

Did Right-to-Work Laws Impact Income Inequality? Evidence from US States Using the Synthetic Control Method

Jeffrey Jordan, Aparna Mathur, Abdul Manasib, and Devesh Roy
March 17, 2016

There is an ongoing debate about the effect of changes in labor regulations such as Right-to-Work (RTW) laws on rising income inequality in the U.S.

The AP at Peak: Public Schools Offering Advanced Placement, 2000-2012

Nat Malkus
January 14, 2016

The percentage of public high schools offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses is declining, with lower percentages offering AP in 2012 than in 2008. The overall declines in AP programs after

AP at Scale: Public School Students in Advanced Placement, 1990–2013

Nat Malkus
January 4, 2016

The AP program has expanded rapidly since 1990 to become the primary program for providing US public high school students with advanced coursework, with nearly two in five graduates earning AP cred

State and Local Spending: Do Tax and Expenditure Limits Work?

Benjamin Zycher
May 8, 2013

Since 1978, 30 states have enacted formal limitations on taxes, budgets, or outlays as tools with which to strengthen fiscal discipline.

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