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.