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Marcus A. Winters.

Marcus A. Winters is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and an assistant professor at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He conducts research and writes extensively on education policy, including topics such as school choice, high school graduation rates, accountability, and special education.

Winters has performed several studies on a variety of education policy issues including high-stakes testing, performance-pay for teachers, and the effects of vouchers on the public school system. His research has been published in the journals Education Finance and Policy, Economics of Education Review, Teachers College Record, and Education Next. His op-ed articles have appeared in numerous newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today, and he is often quoted on education issues. Winters previously worked as the senior research associate with Jay P. Greene at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Winters received his B.A. in political science from Ohio University in 2002, a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Arkansas in 2008.


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Affirmative Action
  • Testing for Tenure National Review Online, 12-02-09


  • California
  • Grading Teachers in Los Angeles City Journal, 26 August 2010


  • Charter Schools
  • Apples to Apples: An Evaluation of Charter Schools Serving General Student Populations Education Working Paper, July 2003
  • Lessons of Charter Schools Albany Times Union, 03-20-09
  • Everyone Wins: How Charter Schools Benefit All New York City Public School Students Civic Report, October 2009
  • Charters’ Promise City Journal, 28 September 2009
  • Data Proves Charter Schools Work Washington Examiner, 10-28-09
  • How Charters Help Kids 'Left Behind' New York Post, 10-28-09
  • Charters & Special Ed: The Truth: Don't Believe the UFT's Distorted Claims New York Daily News, 01-06-10
  • City Charter Schools Aren't Just Better - They Cost Less New York Daily News, 03-01-10
  • Charter Schools Lose in L.A. National Review Online, 03-02-10
  • Public Schools Should Experiment Like Charter Schools Washington Examiner, 04-07-10
  • For Minorities, a Charter-School Boost New York Post, 04-27-10
  • Race to the Top Pushing Incentives For Reform Washington Examiner, 06-02-10
  • The Life-Changing Lottery City Journal, Summer 2010
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies The Epoch Times, 07-19-13
  • Why the Gap? Special Education and New York City Charter Schools Civic Report, September 2013
  • The Truth About Charter Schools and Special Education New York Daily News, 10-01-13
  • Charter Co-Location: A Phantom Threat New York Daily News, 02-25-14
  • Yes, NYC Charter Schools Are Working New York Daily News, 03-12-14


  • Education
  • An Evaluation of the Effect of D.C.'s Voucher Program on Public School Achievement and Racial Integration After One Year Education Working Paper, January 2006
  • Leaving Boys Behind: Public High School Graduation Rates Civic Report, April 2006
  • Getting Farther Ahead by Staying Behind: A Second-Year Evaluation of Florida's Policy to end Social Promotion Civic Report, September 2006
  • How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid? Civic Report, January 2007
  • Howard Husock interviews Marcus A. Winters about his study 'Building on the Basics: The Impact of High Stakes Testing on Low Stakes Subjects' Podcast: Interview, July 2, 2008
  • Beyond Bloomberg New York Post, 10-27-08
  • Challenging tenure in D.C. Washington Times, 11-05-08
  • Grading New York: An Evaluation of New York City's Progress Reports Program Civic Report, October 2008
  • Grading NYC Schools: How It Helps New York Post, 11-12-08
  • Marcus Winters discusses his report "Grading New York: An Evaluation of New York City's Progress Reports Program" with Howard Husock Podcast: Interview, November 14, 2008
  • The New Number Crunchers City Journal, Winter 2009
  • The Smart Fiscal Choice National Review Online, 01-21-09
  • Offer vouchers for special education New York Daily News, 12-28-08
  • A Threat to Charter Schools New York Post, 01-15-09
  • Mass Teacher Layoffs + Seniority Rules = Bad News For Kids New York Daily News, 02-04-09
  • Qualified Teachers Wanted Washington Times, 08-15-08
  • When Kids FAIL New York Post, 03-19-08
  • Merit Pay Will Improve N.Y.�s Schools Providence Journal, 10-24-07
  • Lessons of Charter Schools Albany Times Union, 03-20-09
  • Promoting The End of Social Promotion: Students Should Be Held Back If They Can't Pass the Test, Says a New Study Chicago Sun-Times, 09-17-06
  • The NYC Teacher Pay-for-Performance Program: Early Evidence from a Randomized Trial Civic Report, April 2009
  • For Better Schools, Fix Teacher Pay New York Post, 04-23-09
  • Marcus Winters interviews Eric Hanushek about his research on teacher quality Podcast: Interview, April 24, 2009
  • Klein's Teacher Hiring Freeze Will Leave City Kids Behind New York Daily News, 05-09-09
  • Social Promotion Is Running Before Walking The Tampa Tribune, 09-14-06
  • "Losing Ground" in Education Reform National Review Online, 07-27-06
  • Robots Don’t Pay Dues National Review Online, 07-29-09
  • How Special Ed Vouchers Keep Kids From Being Mislabeled as Disabled Civic Report, August 2009
  • Special-Education Stigmatization Forbes.com, 08-18-09
  • Marcus Winters and Jay Greene discuss how vouchers in special-education help reduce the financial incentives Podcast: Interview, August 18, 2009
  • Vouchers Control Special Ed Growth Tampa Bay Online, 09-03-09
  • End the Special-Ed Racket National Review Online, 10-19-09
  • Everyone Wins: How Charter Schools Benefit All New York City Public School Students Civic Report, October 2009
  • Data Proves Charter Schools Work Washington Examiner, 10-28-09
  • How Charters Help Kids 'Left Behind' New York Post, 10-28-09
  • Testing for Tenure National Review Online, 12-02-09
  • Race to the Top Program Prioritizes Reform Washington Examiner, 12-16-09
  • No State Left Behind City Journal, Winter 2010
  • The Amazing Randi National Review Online, 01-18-10
  • How To Get States To Improve School Testing Dallas Morning News, 02-12-10
  • Education Myths National Review Online, 09-07-05
  • The Public Schools' Dirty Little Secret New York Post, 07-02-04
  • Black and Hispanic Charter Students More Likely To Gain Admission To Selective NYC High Schools Issue Brief, April 2010
  • For Minorities, a Charter-School Boost New York Post, 04-27-10
  • Race to the Top Pushing Incentives For Reform Washington Examiner, 06-02-10
  • Vouchers Work In Fla., and They'll Work Here The Star-Ledger, 06-13-10
  • The Life-Changing Lottery City Journal, Summer 2010
  • New Jersey Teacher Salaries Are Comparable to Professional Pay in Private Sector Issue Brief, July 2010
  • Grading Teachers in Los Angeles City Journal, 26 August 2010
  • Imperfect, but Useful New York Times Room for Debate, 09-07-10
  • Democracy Prep's Fate Proves That Teachers Unions Care Only About Job Protection New York Daily News, 11-18-10
  • The Numbers Don't Lie: Why New York City School Closings are Justified Issue Brief, December 2010
  • Worst System Ever New York Post, 02-25-11
  • Testing Students to Grade Teachers New York Times Room for Debate, 05-30-11
  • Teacher Competence Counts More Than Credentials Washington Examiner, 09-15-11
  • The Promise of Special Education Vouchers National Affairs, Fall 2011
  • Just Rewards For Teachers Los Angeles Times, 10-03-11
  • The Year of the Voucher City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • Why 2011 is the Year of the School Voucher Washington Examiner, 11-17-11
  • Teachers Matter: Rethinking How Public Schools Identify, Reward, and Retain Great Educators Book, January 2012
  • Face It, Teacher Quality Matters New York Daily News, 01-16-12
  • Rewarding Great Teachers Just Makes Good Sense Washington Examiner, 01-31-12
  • Firing Bad Apples New York Post, 02-06-12
  • How To Read the Teacher Data Reports New York Daily News, 02-27-12
  • Let a Thousand Teachers Bloom The Weekly Standard, 03-19-12
  • Better Schools, Fewer Dollars City Journal, Spring 2012
  • Retention of Students Can Work USA Today, 04-12-12
  • Test Scores Add Value To Teacher Review The Star-Ledger, 05-17-12
  • Better Schools, Fewer Dollars Wall Street Journal, 06-15-12
  • Pay Per Pupil New York Post, 07-22-12
  • Can School Performance Be Measured Fairly? New York Times Room for Debate, 07-29-12
  • Tackling NY Teacher Tenure New York Post, 08-25-12
  • Transforming Tenure: Using Value-Added Modeling to Identify Ineffective Teachers Civic Report, September 2012
  • A Degree Teachers Can Do Without New York Daily News, 08-30-12
  • Florida Defeats the Skeptics Education Next, 09-05-12
  • Chicago Teachers Balk at Accountability USA Today, 09-13-12
  • In Chicago, the Education Status Quo Makes Its Stand Washington Examiner, 09-14-12
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies The Epoch Times, 07-19-13
  • Teacher Pensions That Are Fair To All New York Daily News, 09-08-13
  • Better Pay, Fairer Pensions For Los Angeles Teachers Los Angeles Daily News, 09-06-13
  • Reform Teacher Pensions The Philadelphia Inquirer, 09-24-13
  • The Truth About Charter Schools and Special Education New York Daily News, 10-01-13
  • The Effect of Co-Locations on Student Achievement in NYC Public Schools Civic Report, February 2014
  • Yes, NYC Charter Schools Are Working New York Daily News, 03-12-14
  • Teachers Matter: Rethinking How Public Schools Identify, Reward, and Retain Great Educators Video - Short Film, 06-01-13


  • Graduation Rates
  • Public School Graduation Rates in the United States Civic Report, November 2002
  • The Effect of Residential School Choice on Public High School Graduation Rates Education Working Paper, April 2005
  • Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 1991–2002 Education Working Paper, February 2005
  • Pushed Out or Pulled Up? Exit Exams and Dropout Rates in Public High Schools Education Working Paper, May 2004
  • Leaving Boys Behind: Public High School Graduation Rates Civic Report, April 2006
  • Chicago Must Find Way To Help Students Finish High School Chicago Sun-Times, 04-19-06
  • The Boys Left Behind National Review Online, 04-19-06
  • Missing the Mark on Graduation Rates Education Week, 03-29-06


  • Legal Issues
  • Stupid Judge Tricks National Review Online, 01-11-06


  • National Politics
  • Qualified Teachers Wanted Washington Times, 08-15-08
  • What Obama Should Say In His State of the Union Washington Examiner, 01-27-10
  • Rewarding Great Teachers Just Makes Good Sense Washington Examiner, 01-31-12


  • New York City
  • Exams We Can Rely On New York Post, 07-25-09
  • A Teachers' Contract That Helps Kids New York Post, 10-05-09
  • Data Proves Charter Schools Work Washington Examiner, 10-28-09
  • How Charters Help Kids 'Left Behind' New York Post, 10-28-09
  • Testing for Tenure National Review Online, 12-02-09
  • City Charter Schools Aren't Just Better - They Cost Less New York Daily News, 03-01-10
  • Despite What You've Read, Paying Kids To Excel In School Does Work New York Daily News, 04-15-10
  • Worst System Ever New York Post, 02-25-11
  • Merit Pay Will Improve N.Y.’s Schools Providence Journal, 10-24-07
  • Firing Bad Apples New York Post, 02-06-12
  • Tackling NY Teacher Tenure New York Post, 08-25-12
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies The Epoch Times, 07-19-13
  • The Effect of Co-Locations on Student Achievement in NYC Public Schools Civic Report, February 2014
  • Charter Co-Location: A Phantom Threat New York Daily News, 02-25-14
  • Yes, NYC Charter Schools Are Working New York Daily News, 03-12-14


  • New York State
  • Offer vouchers for special education New York Daily News, 12-28-08
  • Firing Bad Apples New York Post, 02-06-12


  • NYC Economy
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies City Journal, Special Issue 2013


  • NYC Politics
  • Testing for Tenure National Review Online, 12-02-09
  • The Amazing Randi National Review Online, 01-18-10
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies The Epoch Times, 07-19-13
  • Charter Co-Location: A Phantom Threat New York Daily News, 02-25-14


  • NYC Schools
  • Exams We Can Rely On New York Post, 07-25-09
  • A Teachers' Contract That Helps Kids New York Post, 10-05-09
  • The Amazing Randi National Review Online, 01-18-10
  • How Charters Help Kids 'Left Behind' New York Post, 10-28-09
  • Data Proves Charter Schools Work Washington Examiner, 10-28-09
  • Klein's Teacher Hiring Freeze Will Leave City Kids Behind New York Daily News, 05-09-09
  • For Better Schools, Fix Teacher Pay New York Post, 04-23-09
  • Lessons of Charter Schools Albany Times Union, 03-20-09
  • Mass Teacher Layoffs + Seniority Rules = Bad News For Kids New York Daily News, 02-04-09
  • Grading NYC Schools: How It Helps New York Post, 11-12-08
  • Beyond Bloomberg New York Post, 10-27-08
  • When Kids FAIL New York Post, 03-19-08
  • Merit Pay Will Improve N.Y.�s Schools Providence Journal, 10-24-07
  • The Life-Changing Lottery City Journal, Summer 2010
  • A Teacher Data Compromise: Only Release Scores For Those At The Very Top And Bottom New York Daily News, 10-28-10
  • An Outsider Perspective Isn't Bad New York Times Room for Debate, 11-11-10
  • Democracy Prep's Fate Proves That Teachers Unions Care Only About Job Protection New York Daily News, 11-18-10
  • Worst System Ever New York Post, 02-25-11
  • Merit Pay Will Improve N.Y.’s Schools Providence Journal, 10-24-07
  • Testing Students to Grade Teachers New York Times Room for Debate, 05-30-11
  • Face It, Teacher Quality Matters New York Daily News, 01-16-12
  • Firing Bad Apples New York Post, 02-06-12
  • Tackling NY Teacher Tenure New York Post, 08-25-12
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies The Epoch Times, 07-19-13
  • The Truth About Charter Schools and Special Education New York Daily News, 10-01-13
  • The Effect of Co-Locations on Student Achievement in NYC Public Schools Civic Report, February 2014
  • Charter Co-Location: A Phantom Threat New York Daily News, 02-25-14
  • Yes, NYC Charter Schools Are Working New York Daily News, 03-12-14


  • NYS Politics
  • A Degree Teachers Can Do Without New York Daily News, 08-30-12


  • Other Cities
  • How To Get States To Improve School Testing Dallas Morning News, 02-12-10
  • Competition Passes the Test Education Next, 06-12-04
  • Grading Teachers in Los Angeles City Journal, 26 August 2010
  • Chicago Teachers Balk at Accountability USA Today, 09-13-12
  • In Chicago, the Education Status Quo Makes Its Stand Washington Examiner, 09-14-12


  • Politics
  • Time for McCain To Answer The New York Sun, 09-26-08
  • A Plan Without Political Fallout Education Week, 08-17-09
  • What Obama Should Say In His State of the Union Washington Examiner, 01-27-10
  • Rewarding Great Teachers Just Makes Good Sense Washington Examiner, 01-31-12


  • Public Pension Funds
  • Better Pay, Fairer Pensions: Reforming Teacher Compensation Civic Report, September 2013
  • Teacher Pensions That Are Fair To All New York Daily News, 09-08-13
  • Better Pay, Fairer Pensions For Los Angeles Teachers Los Angeles Daily News, 09-06-13
  • Reform Teacher Pensions The Philadelphia Inquirer, 09-24-13


  • School Curriculum and Programs
  • Getting Farther Ahead by Staying Behind: A Second-Year Evaluation of Florida's Policy to end Social Promotion Civic Report, September 2006
  • The New Number Crunchers City Journal, Winter 2009
  • School Funding Doesn't Add Up Washington Times, 03-20-09
  • Education myths cry out for debunking Providence Journal, 10-19-05
  • High School Exit Exams Don't Cause Dropouts The San Diego Union-Tribune, 05-19-04
  • It’s Elementary National Review Online, 05-12-04
  • The Positive Effects Of Exit Exams The Indianapolis Star, 05-02-04
  • Exit Exams Don't Cause Increase In Dropout Rate Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 05-02-04
  • High-Stakes Editorializing National Review Online, 02-23-04
  • S.C. Schools Need Vouchers Charleston Post and Courier, 12-08-03
  • Book Review: Private Schooling For The Poor Washington Times, 07-09-09
  • Exams We Can Rely On New York Post, 07-25-09
  • Robots Don’t Pay Dues National Review Online, 07-29-09
  • Making the Best of a Flawed System The New York Times, 08-03-09
  • A Plan Without Political Fallout Education Week, 08-17-09
  • Grading Teachers National Review Online, 09-16-09
  • Funding May Push Special Ed Labeling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 09-23-09
  • A Teachers' Contract That Helps Kids New York Post, 10-05-09
  • Race to the Top Program Prioritizes Reform Washington Examiner, 12-16-09
  • Raising the Education bar Los Angeles Times, 01-18-10
  • No State Left Behind City Journal, Winter 2010
  • How To Get States To Improve School Testing Dallas Morning News, 02-12-10
  • Tougher Standards Are Already Yielding Results USA Today, 05-30-05
  • Competition Passes the Test Education Next, 06-12-04
  • Public Schools Should Experiment Like Charter Schools Washington Examiner, 04-07-10
  • Despite What You've Read, Paying Kids To Excel In School Does Work New York Daily News, 04-15-10
  • For Better Schools, Fix Teacher Pay New York Post, 04-23-09
  • The Life-Changing Lottery City Journal, Summer 2010
  • An Outsider Perspective Isn't Bad New York Times Room for Debate, 11-11-10
  • Let a Thousand Teachers Bloom The Weekly Standard, 03-19-12
  • Can School Performance Be Measured Fairly? New York Times Room for Debate, 07-29-12


  • School Discipline
  • Reason To Rethink Social Promotion The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 10-01-06
  • School Officials Shouldn’t Go Wobbly On Social Promotion Washington Examiner, 09-14-06
  • Advancement National Review Online, 09-13-06
  • Social Promotion Is Running Before Walking The Tampa Tribune, 09-14-06
  • Exams We Can Rely On New York Post, 07-25-09
  • Grading Teachers National Review Online, 09-16-09
  • Raising the Education bar Los Angeles Times, 01-18-10
  • Tougher Standards Are Already Yielding Results USA Today, 05-30-05
  • Public Schools Should Experiment Like Charter Schools Washington Examiner, 04-07-10
  • For Better Schools, Fix Teacher Pay New York Post, 04-23-09
  • Lessons of Charter Schools Albany Times Union, 03-20-09
  • Mass Teacher Layoffs + Seniority Rules = Bad News For Kids New York Daily News, 02-04-09
  • Grading NYC Schools: How It Helps New York Post, 11-12-08
  • When Kids FAIL New York Post, 03-19-08
  • Merit Pay Will Improve N.Y.�s Schools Providence Journal, 10-24-07
  • The Life-Changing Lottery City Journal, Summer 2010


  • School Finance and Management
  • Testing High Stakes Tests: Can We Believe the Results of Accountability Tests? Civic Report, February 2003
  • An Evaluation of Florida's Program to End Social Promotion Education Working Paper, December 2004
  • Helping Kids, Saving Money: How to Reform New York's Special Education System ECNY Special Report, August 31, 2005
  • The Smart Fiscal Choice National Review Online, 01-21-09
  • A Threat to Charter Schools New York Post, 01-15-09
  • The New Number Crunchers City Journal, Winter 2009
  • Teachers Matter National Review Online, 09-09-08
  • Merit Pay Could Boost Learning The Oklahoman, 08-05-07
  • Tossing Out the Bad Apples National Review Online, 04-17-09
  • Straight A's for Performance Pay Washington Times, 04-24-09
  • The Limits of Democracy Gotham Gazette, 05-18-09
  • The Teacher-Pay Myth New York Post, 09-22-05
  • Five Myths . . . Albuquerque Journal, 10-01-05
  • Education myths cry out for debunking Providence Journal, 10-19-05
  • S.C. Schools Need Vouchers Charleston Post and Courier, 12-08-03
  • Robots Don’t Pay Dues National Review Online, 07-29-09
  • A Plan Without Political Fallout Education Week, 08-17-09
  • Special Ed Vouchers Work For Everybody Washington Examiner, 08-18-09
  • Special-Education Stigmatization Forbes.com, 08-18-09
  • Marcus Winters and Jay Greene discuss how vouchers in special-education help reduce the financial incentives Podcast: Interview, August 18, 2009
  • Grading Teachers National Review Online, 09-16-09
  • Funding May Push Special Ed Labeling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 09-23-09
  • A Teachers' Contract That Helps Kids New York Post, 10-05-09
  • End the Special-Ed Racket National Review Online, 10-19-09
  • Teachers Are Better Paid Than You Think Providence Journal, 02-09-07
  • Race to the Top Program Prioritizes Reform Washington Examiner, 12-16-09
  • Education Myths National Review Online, 09-07-05
  • The Public Schools' Dirty Little Secret New York Post, 07-02-04
  • How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid? Civic Report, January 2007
  • Klein's Teacher Hiring Freeze Will Leave City Kids Behind New York Daily News, 05-09-09
  • For Better Schools, Fix Teacher Pay New York Post, 04-23-09
  • Mass Teacher Layoffs + Seniority Rules = Bad News For Kids New York Daily News, 02-04-09
  • The Life-Changing Lottery City Journal, Summer 2010
  • Just Rewards For Teachers Los Angeles Times, 10-03-11
  • Firing Bad Apples New York Post, 02-06-12
  • How To Read the Teacher Data Reports New York Daily News, 02-27-12
  • Let a Thousand Teachers Bloom The Weekly Standard, 03-19-12
  • Better Schools, Fewer Dollars City Journal, Spring 2012
  • Better Schools, Fewer Dollars Wall Street Journal, 06-15-12
  • Pay Per Pupil New York Post, 07-22-12
  • Tackling NY Teacher Tenure New York Post, 08-25-12
  • A Degree Teachers Can Do Without New York Daily News, 08-30-12
  • Chicago Teachers Balk at Accountability USA Today, 09-13-12
  • In Chicago, the Education Status Quo Makes Its Stand Washington Examiner, 09-14-12
  • Charter Schools and Their Enemies City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • Teacher Pensions That Are Fair To All New York Daily News, 09-08-13
  • Better Pay, Fairer Pensions For Los Angeles Teachers Los Angeles Daily News, 09-06-13
  • Reform Teacher Pensions The Philadelphia Inquirer, 09-24-13
  • Charter Co-Location: A Phantom Threat New York Daily News, 02-25-14
  • Yes, NYC Charter Schools Are Working New York Daily News, 03-12-14


  • School Vouchers
  • When Schools Compete: The Effects of Vouchers on Florida Public School Achievement Education Working Paper, August 2003
  • An Evaluation of the Effect of D.C.'s Voucher Program on Public School Achievement and Racial Integration After One Year Education Working Paper, January 2006
  • The Effect of Special Education Vouchers on Public School Achievement: Evidence From Florida's McKay Scholarship Programs Civic Report, April 2008
  • Offer vouchers for special education New York Daily News, 12-28-08
  • Playing Politics With School Vouchers Washington Times, 06-18-08
  • School Choice Helps Disabled Ariz. Students East Valley Tribune, 05-03-08
  • Vouchers and Special Education - Part I Washington Times, 04-29-08
  • The Politics of Special-Ed Vouchers - Part III Washington Times, 05-01-08
  • A Special-Ed Fix New York Post, 04-30-08
  • Robots Don’t Pay Dues National Review Online, 07-29-09
  • How Special Ed Vouchers Keep Kids From Being Mislabeled as Disabled Civic Report, August 2009
  • Special Ed Vouchers Work For Everybody Washington Examiner, 08-18-09
  • Marcus Winters and Jay Greene discuss how vouchers in special-education help reduce the financial incentives Podcast: Interview, August 18, 2009
  • Funding May Push Special Ed Labeling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 09-23-09
  • The Voucher Challenge National Review Online, 05-11-04
  • Vouchers Work In Fla., and They'll Work Here The Star-Ledger, 06-13-10
  • End the Special-Ed Racket National Review Online, 10-19-09
  • Special-Education Stigmatization Forbes.com, 08-18-09
  • The Smart Fiscal Choice National Review Online, 01-21-09
  • School Vouchers Make a Great Recession-era Program Washington Examiner, 09-08-10
  • The Promise of Special Education Vouchers National Affairs, Fall 2011
  • Why 2011 is the Year of the School Voucher Washington Examiner, 11-17-11
  • The Year of the Voucher City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • Better Schools, Fewer Dollars Wall Street Journal, 06-15-12


  • Schools and Ethnicity
  • An Evaluation of the Effect of D.C.'s Voucher Program on Public School Achievement and Racial Integration After One Year Education Working Paper, January 2006
  • For Minorities, a Charter-School Boost New York Post, 04-27-10
  • The Life-Changing Lottery City Journal, Summer 2010


  • Special Education
  • The Effect of Special Education Vouchers on Public School Achievement: Evidence From Florida's McKay Scholarship Programs Civic Report, April 2008
  • Debunking a Special Education Myth Education Next, 03-15-07
  • How Special Ed Vouchers Keep Kids From Being Mislabeled as Disabled Civic Report, August 2009
  • Marcus Winters and Jay Greene discuss how vouchers in special-education help reduce the financial incentives Podcast: Interview, August 18, 2009
  • Vouchers Control Special Ed Growth Tampa Bay Online, 09-03-09
  • Charters & Special Ed: The Truth: Don't Believe the UFT's Distorted Claims New York Daily News, 01-06-10
  • End the Special-Ed Racket National Review Online, 10-19-09
  • Funding May Push Special Ed Labeling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 09-23-09
  • Special-Education Stigmatization Forbes.com, 08-18-09
  • Special Ed Vouchers Work For Everybody Washington Examiner, 08-18-09
  • Offer vouchers for special education New York Daily News, 12-28-08
  • The Promise of Special Education Vouchers National Affairs, Fall 2011
  • Romney's Education Plan: Recognizing the Success of Special Education Vouchers Issues 2012, June 2012
  • Pay Per Pupil New York Post, 07-22-12
  • Why the Gap? Special Education and New York City Charter Schools Civic Report, September 2013
  • The Truth About Charter Schools and Special Education New York Daily News, 10-01-13


  • Taxes and Budget
  • The Smart Fiscal Choice National Review Online, 01-21-09
  • Offer vouchers for special education New York Daily News, 12-28-08
  • Mass Teacher Layoffs + Seniority Rules = Bad News For Kids New York Daily News, 02-04-09
  • Why 2011 is the Year of the School Voucher Washington Examiner, 11-17-11
  • Better Schools, Fewer Dollars City Journal, Spring 2012


  • Teachers Unions
  • A Threat to Charter Schools New York Post, 01-15-09
  • Robots Don’t Pay Dues National Review Online, 07-29-09
  • Charter Schools Lose in L.A. National Review Online, 03-02-10
  • A Teachers' Contract That Helps Kids New York Post, 10-05-09
  • Klein's Teacher Hiring Freeze Will Leave City Kids Behind New York Daily News, 05-09-09
  • Mass Teacher Layoffs + Seniority Rules = Bad News For Kids New York Daily News, 02-04-09
  • Challenging tenure in D.C. Washington Times, 11-05-08
  • New Jersey Teacher Salaries Are Comparable to Professional Pay in Private Sector Issue Brief, July 2010
  • The Life-Changing Lottery City Journal, Summer 2010
  • Democracy Prep's Fate Proves That Teachers Unions Care Only About Job Protection New York Daily News, 11-18-10
  • Merit Pay Will Improve N.Y.’s Schools Providence Journal, 10-24-07
  • Face It, Teacher Quality Matters New York Daily News, 01-16-12
  • A Degree Teachers Can Do Without New York Daily News, 08-30-12
  • Florida Defeats the Skeptics Education Next, 09-05-12
  • Chicago Teachers Balk at Accountability USA Today, 09-13-12
  • In Chicago, the Education Status Quo Makes Its Stand Washington Examiner, 09-14-12
  • Teacher Pensions That Are Fair To All New York Daily News, 09-08-13
  • Better Pay, Fairer Pensions For Los Angeles Teachers Los Angeles Daily News, 09-06-13
  • Reform Teacher Pensions The Philadelphia Inquirer, 09-24-13


  • Unions
  • Chicago Teachers Balk at Accountability USA Today, 09-13-12
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