Marcus Wins! Big Deal, So Does Everybody.

Everybody Wins

NOT the cover of Marcus’s new study

(Guest post by Greg Forster)

Well, I made no secret of who I thought was the winner in the Marcus/Murray deathmatch over college education.

But it turns out it’s no big deal, because Marcus says “Everyone Wins!”

In his new study of that title, I mean. Marcus finds that charter schools are improving regular public schools in NYC by creating healthy competitive incentives. The effect is small, fitting the overall pattern in the research – charters typically don’t give you as big a boost as vouchers, but having them is better than not.

For all you Rawlsians out there in JPGB-land, Marcus also finds that the lowest-performing students in NYC’s regular public schools benefit from charter competition; in fact, while the benefits for the overall population are statistically certain only in reading, they’re certain in both reading and math for low performers.

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One Response to Marcus Wins! Big Deal, So Does Everybody.

  1. [...] on Jay Greene’s blog, the venerable Greg Forster additionally notes: …Marcus also finds that the lowest-performing students in NYC’s regular public schools [...]

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