Member Briefing

Martin West on Choice-Based Education Reform

The new Administration has signaled that expanding school choice will be its central policy priority for K-12 education. Its budget proposal includes $1.4 billion in new funding for choice-based programs, and it is reportedly considering a much larger tax credit to support private school scholarships. However, there is considerable debate over the merits of these proposals and uncertainty about their political feasibility.

Join Dr. Martin West, associate professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and editor-in-chief of Education Next, for a discussion about federal education policy under the Trump Administration. Dr. West will consider the track record of choice-based education reforms in the states, ways federal policy could support those efforts, and their political prospects.