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R Street Applauds Introduction of the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act
Caroline Kitchens

Washington,
D.C. (April 16) – The R Street Institute applauds the
introduction of the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL Act) introduced last
week by Senators Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Mike Lee,…

, EdChoice
EdChoice Chats: Talking Rural Education with Mike McShane and Andy Smarick
Media Coverage

On this episode of EdChoice Chats, EdChoice’s Director of National Research Mike McShane talks with Andy Smarick, the civil society education and work director at the R Street…

, Education Next
To Improve Rural Schools, Focus on their Strengths
Andy Smarick

A consistent criticism of education reform is that much of the agenda has been based on what some call a “deficit mindset.” That is, reformers saw individuals, institutions, and communities as…

, City Journal
School Choice for All?
Media Coverage

From City Journal:

By encouraging states to sponsor nonprofit scholarship-granting organizations, EFS would encourage what R Street’s Andy Smarick calls “real decentralization.”

, The Washington Post
DeVos allows religious groups to provide taxpayer-funded services in private schools
Media Coverage

From The Washington Post:

Andy Smarick, an education researcher and former president of the Maryland State Board of Education, said he expects lawsuits to be filed in response.

“It’s…

, The Hechinger Report
Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing
Media Coverage

From The Hechinger Report:

“New Jersey’s county vocational schools are the embodiment of this idea that if our current institutions aren’t solving a problem, how can we create conditions so…

, Governing
Charter Anxiety
Media Coverage

From Governing:

Proponents and critics agree that the charter movement is not going away anytime soon. It has been the source of fissures in the Democratic Party, but they are unlikely to lead to…

, The Washington Post
DeVos allows religious groups to provide taxpayer-funded services in private schools
Media Coverage

From the Washington Post:

Andy Smarick, an education researcher and former president of the Maryland State Board of Education, said he expects lawsuits to be filed in response.

“It’s…

, City Journal
School Choice for All?
Media Coverage

From CityJournal:

Most federal programs offer states taxpayer money to operate programs created in Washington. EFS would subsidize private donations to locally designed programs. By encouraging…