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Panel Paper: Experimental Impacts Of Customized Information On College Aspirations

by Albert Cheng, Paul E. Petersonvia Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Friday, November 9, 2018

In this paper, we conduct an experiment embedded in a survey to test whether the provision of customized information about the costs and returns to completing a post-secondary education affects parents’ post-secondary aspirations for their children. In all prior experiments that provide information, parents are given a national average of net costs and returns. This approach masks local idiosyncrasies in college costs and returns. 


Both Teachers And The Public Back Janus Decision By Supreme Court

by Paul E. Peterson, Albert Chengvia EducationNext
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court strikes down agency fees.  The unions have said that the case is a corporate attack on teacher interests. Eric Heins, the President of the California Teachers Association, insists that “corporate CEOS, the wealthiest one percent, and politicians who do their bidding” launched the lawsuit. “They want to use the Supreme Court to take away the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions,” he says.

Analysis and Commentary

Exclusive Analysis: New Harvard Study Shows Public Support For Charter Schools Has Jumped 10 Points In Last Year

by Paul E. Peterson, Albert Chengvia The 74 Million
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

For Democrats and Republicans alike, charter schools have long provided a happy compromise between vouchers for religious schools and no school choice at all. Charters give families an alternative schooling option but remain publicly funded, secular institutions authorized by government agencies. They have been warmly endorsed by Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.