Is School Choice Enough?
From trade and immigration to Russia and taxes, the Trump presidency has exposed divisions within the American right. Much the same is true when it comes to education policy. While expanding parental choice is a paramount objective of conservative reformers, a key question remains: Is choice alone enough, or is results-based accountability necessary for choice to succeed? Disputes over this question have become more explicit in the last few years. And how it is resolved will have wide-ranging consequences — for education reform in general and for the design of school-choice initiatives and the direction of state-level education policy in particular.