School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring?

School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring?

February 11, 2013 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th Street NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Many proponents of private school choice take for granted that schools won’t participate if government asks too much of them, especially if it demands that they be publicly accountable for student achievement. Were such school refusals to be widespread, the programs themselves could not serve many kids. But is this assumption justified?

A new Fordham Institute study provides empirical answers. Do regulations and accountability requirements deter private schools from participating in choice programs? How important are such requirements compared to other factors, such as voucher amounts? Are certain types of regulations stronger deterrents than others? Do certain types schools shy away from regulation more than others?

These are just some of the questions that David Stuit, author of the Fordham study, will discuss with a panel featuring John Kirtley of Step Up for Students (Florida), Larry Keough of the Catholic Conference of Ohio, and Paul Miller of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Register now to attend the event at Fordham's D.C. office or view the live-streamed event online.


David Stuit

David Stuit, managing partner, Basis Policy Research, and coauthor of School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring?

John Kirtley

John F. Kirtley, chairman of Step Up for Students and vice chairman of the American Federation for Children

Larry Keough

Larry Keough, associate director, Department of Education at the Catholic Conference of Ohio

100x100.png Paul Miller, senior director of global initiatives at the National Association of Independent Schools
finn4web.jpg Chester E. Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute