"School Choice: The Findings
, is a great weapon to have in a debate on school choice. Walberg provides readers with empirical ammunition to fight for school choice by presenting scientific studies and statistics that show the power of school choice and its positive impact on America's youth. The book is a quick read but is heavy on useful statistics and data."
—JILLIAN METZ, School Reform News
"The debate over school choice must be informed by solid evidence. School Choice: The Findings
does just that, and in an extremely accessible and well-written manner."
—HARRY ANTHONY PATRINOS, Lead Education Economist, World Bank
"There has been considerable research on school choice over the last decade, producing a literature filled with controversy and conflicting findings. In this book, one of the nation’s most reputable education scholars provides a helpful overview and assessment of all this work—one that anyone interested in the choice issue can surely benefit from reading."
—TERRY MOE, Professor of Political Science, Standford University
"Herb Walberg has brought together into one concise document much of what is known about school choice in the United States and around the world."
—PAUL PETERSON, Director, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University
"This new Cato book is a good introduction to the empirical literature on vouchers and charter schools."
—TYLER COWEN, MarginalRevolution.com
"He explains everything in simple, but not simplistic, language so that parents who are interested in this subject can read it and form an opinion without having to get a University degree in education first. All in all, School Choice: The Findings
is an important contribution to the larger debate about school choice, vouchers, etc. Whether one opposes school choice or whether one supports it, School Choice: The Findings
should be required reading material.
—MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN, monstersandcritics.com