From NJ Ed Policy Forum: On Average, Are Children in Newark Doing Better?

Bruce D. Baker & Mark Weber, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education November 16, 2015 Baker.Weber.NewarkBetterOff.NJEPF.11_15_15 In this research note, we estimate a series of models using publicly available school level data to address the following question: Q: Did students in Newark (combined district and charter) make gains on statewide averages (non-Newark) on state assessments,Continue reading “From NJ Ed Policy Forum: On Average, Are Children in Newark Doing Better?”

Pondering Chartering: False Markets & Liberty as Substitute for Equity?

Today’s musing: It is important to acknowledge that charter school market shares are not, in recent years, expanding exclusively or even primarily because of market demand and personal/family preferences for charter schools. Traditional district public schools are being closed, neighborhoods left without options other than charters, district schools are being reconstituted and handed over toContinue reading “Pondering Chartering: False Markets & Liberty as Substitute for Equity?”