School Choice Popular, But Impact is Murky
"It's a low-cost policy, which makes it attractive to legislators, and as long as it doesn't challenge traditions of local control, it's not particularly controversial," said school choice researcher Jeffrey Henig, a professor of education and political science at Columbia University's Teachers College. "There's not any good evidence of a competitive effect. It's very hard to sort out the impact of these choice things. What the evidence is pretty consistent on is that parents like choice."
This article, written by Jennifer Corbett, appeared in the April 9th, 2006 publication of The News Journal.