Harvard Kennedy School Event: What does the latest research tell us about school choice in the United States?
Please join us for this special event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School.
Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 9:00AM Pacific Time (12:00PM Eastern Time)
Virtual Event via Zoom (details sent after registration)
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In the period just before the pandemic broke, steady growth in school choice had begun to stall. The political consensus that had generated charter, tax-credit scholarship, and voucher experiments was beginning to fragment.
But the direction of change shifted quickly with the onset of the pandemic. District-run schools diversified their approaches to education by shifting to online and hybrid instruction. Anxious parents also looked for alternatives to district-run schools. Many enrolled their children in charter and private schools or taught them at home. Neighborhood pods, tutors, and new approaches to digital learning suddenly became fashionable. Yet it remains unclear how lasting these developments will be. Is the choice sector expanding once again? Are policymakers and the public at large determined to alter the shape of American education? Is the meaning of school choice undergoing fundamental change? Or will the country’s education system return to traditional forms?
These are some of the questions to be explored in "School Choice in the Post-Pandemic Era," a virtual webinar series to be held weekly from Oct. 8 to Dec. 10, 2021.
Speakers and Presenters
Christopher Campos, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Marcus Winters, Associate Professor, Boston University
Patrick Wolf, Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice, University of Arkansas
Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Program on Education Policy and Governance
9:00AM - 10:00AM Fri 19 Nov 2021, Pacific timezone
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