Announcing the 10th Annual National Policy Summit Research Panel
School choice programs are associated with improved academic outcomes. But what happens when students become adults? And what does school choice mean for society at large? Find out during this year’s 10th Annual American Federation for Children National Policy Summit.
Beyond Test Scores: Life Outcomes Associated with School Choice
Moderated by AFC’s National Director of Policy, Halli Faulkner, our research panel features the leading experts in school choice outcomes, including:
Corey A. DeAngelis is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. His research focuses on the effects of educational choice programs on student achievement and non-academic outcomes such as criminal activity, mental health, political participation, and schooling supply. His research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Educational Review, Educational Research and Evaluation, Journal of School Choice, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, and the Cato Journal. His work is also featured at at outlets such as USA Today, The Hill, Washington Examiner, Orange County Register, Foundation for Economic Education, EdChoice, and Education Next.
Anna J. Egalite is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on the evaluation of education policies and programs intended to close racial and economic achievement gaps. Her studies have examined school choice policy, school size, the influence of family background on intergenerational economic mobility, and the diversification of the teacher labor force. Egalite’s scholarly articles have appeared in the journals Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Her research has been featured in a number of mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, and The Atlantic.
Patrick J. Wolf, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Wolf mainly leads rigorous longitudinal evaluations of private school choice programs. Recently he has focused on the effects of school choice on important student character outcomes such as civic values, criminal behavior, and educational attainment. He has co-authored, edited, or co-edited five books and over 150 journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports on school choice, public finance, public management, special education and civic values. His latest book is School Choice: Separating Fact from Fiction (Routledge, 2019). He has testified before committees of the U.S. Congress five times and before committees of state legislatures 19 times.
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Block closes on April 9.