Matthew Ladner

Matthew Ladner is executive editor of redefinED. He has written numerous studies on school choice, charter schools and special education reform, and his articles have appeared in Education Next; the…

The long-term shifts taking place in American K-12 education

(reimaginED) – American K-12 education was doing quite poorly before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparisons to other nations on international exams, American schools spent lavishly but scored… Read More

December 21, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
These states suffered an academic plunge despite spending more per student

(reimaginED) – It’s award season here at reimaginED, and we’re reviewing a trend from “the Nation’s Report Card” for low-income students who tested in all 50 states between 2003 and… Read More

November 8, 2022
Arizona and West Virginia now have robust school choice programs. Which state will be next?

(reimaginED) – Arizona had only a few days as the only state with broadly available K-12 choice until the West Virginia Supreme Court had the Mountain State join the party. Read More

October 11, 2022
Arizona poised to become the first state with universal private K-12 choice. What happens next?

(reimaginED) – Word began to leak yesterday that the Save Our Schools group had misrepresented the number of signatures gathered in an effort to thwart Arizona’s universal ESA expansion. Read More

September 27, 2022
Public Education
Public school enrollment projected to decline significantly over next eight years

(reimaginED) – In the fall of 2019, American public-school enrollment stood at 50,796,445 students – as it turned out, a peak likely not to be revisited in our lifetimes. Between… Read More

August 22, 2022