Charter Schools may be Important for the Urban Poor

A recent Upshot article written by Susan Dynarski from the University of Michigan suggests that charter schools provide the most benefit to students in poor, urban areas. Recent research I conducted with my colleague Elizabeth Bersin on DC Charter Schools also bears out this conclusion. Who Benefits? Non-White, Low-Income Students in Urban Areas Dr. Dynarski’s […]

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Op Ed: No One Should Work Full-Time & Live in Poverty

In December 2013, President Barack Obama stated that deficit of opportunity is a bigger threat than our fiscal deficit and the growing income inequality in the US is the “defining challenge of our time.” Americans and the leaders of our country are concerned about economic recovery and stability. Moreover, stagnant (and dropping) wages combined with […]

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