What happened to make 2021 “the year of school choice”? Nat Malkus, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and host of “The Report Card” podcast, explores why. Listen to his interview with Nina Rees of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and scholar Dr. Patrick Wolf.
Here’s the write-up:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly touched everything in education policy, and school choice is no exception. Since the start of the pandemic and, particularly in the 2020-2021 academic year, over 1 million students left their traditional public school, charter school enrollment surged, and state-after-state either expanded or created [a] new school choice programs.
“The growing enrollment and expansion of these programs over the past year has led some to refer to 2021 as “The Year of School Choice.” So, why was school choice so popular in 2021, and what did its rise look like?”
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