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Entries by Michael J. Petrilli from 07/2012

Can Schools Spur Social Mobility?

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Education

One big idea animates virtually all of today's earnest education reformers is the conviction that great schools can spur social mobility. And then Charles Murray comes along and throws cold water all over the idea.

The Case for Public-School Choice in the Suburbs

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Education

Perhaps the best case for customization and choice in the 'burbs is that it will result in better schools. If one-size-fits-all doesn't work in the city, why does it work in the suburbs?