School Choice- Do the Claims Stand Up to Research?

The idea that parents should have the right to remove their children from low-performing schools and enroll them in high-performing schools is the brainchild of Milton Friedman a Nobel Laureate in economics. Friedman’s idea is quite simple. If there was real competition for students by schools quality would improve deptofmarketing It is this way in business. Why not in schools as well. The argument rests on two factors. The definition of school performance and the measurement used to determine performance…