Adam Ozimek: School Choice in the Long Run

Many programs to help the poor create incentives not to earn too much, which discourages hard work. By contrast, improved schooling raises the incentives to work hard at a career because the range of job choices is so much greater after better schooling. So I have long thought of school reform as an ideal avenue for helping the poor. And since monopolies and near-monopolies tend to perform poorly, I have long been a passionate advocate of school choice. In “School Choice in the Long Run,” Adam Ozimek provides a subtle discussion of evidence for the benefits of school choice.

Update: In a related post, Matthew DiCarlo provides a good discussion of why attrition “Student Attrition is a Core Feature of School Choice, Not a Bug.”