Publications

2019
Cheng A, Chingos MM, Peterson PE. Experimentally Estimated Impacts of School Voucher on Educational Attainments of Moderately and Severely Disadvantaged Students. [Internet]. 2019. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Estimates of school voucher impacts on educational attainment have yet to explore heterogeneities in socioeconomic status among disadvantaged minority students. We theorize reasons for these heterogeneities and then estimate experimentally the differential impacts of voucher offerson college enrollment and graduation rates for minority and non-immigrant students from moderately and severely disadvantaged backgrounds.The findings are obtained from a privately sponsored, lottery-based voucher intervention in New York City that began in 1997. College enrollment and degree attainment as of the fall of 2017 were obtained from the National Student Clearinghouse. We find no significant effects of offers on minority students from severely disadvantaged backgrounds but significant effects of six to eight percentage points on those from moderately disadvantaged households. Similar results are obtained for students born of non-immigrant mothers. Some policy implications are discussed.
Hanushek EA, Peterson PE, Talpey LM, Woessmann L. The Achievement Gap Fails to Close. Education Next [Internet]. 2019;19 (3). Publisher's Version
Haunushek EA, Peterson PE. The War on Poverty Remains a Stalemate. The Wall Street Journal [Internet]. 2019. Publisher's Version
Hanushek EA, Peterson PE, Talpey LM, Woessmann L. The Unwavering SES Achievement Gap: Trends in U.S. Student Performance. [Internet]. 2019. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Concerns about the breadth of the U.S. income distribution and limited intergenerational mobility have led to a focus on educational achievement gaps by socio-economic status (SES). Using intertemporally linked assessments from NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA, we trace the achievement of U.S. student cohorts born between 1954 and 2001. Achievement gaps between the top and bottom deciles and the top and bottom quartiles of the SES distribution have been large and remarkably constant for a near half century.These unwavering gaps have not been offset by overall improvements in achievement levels, which have risen at age 14 but remained unchanged at age 17 for the most recent quarter century. The long-term failure of major educational policies to alter SES gaps suggests a need to reconsider standard approaches to mitigating disparities

Cheng A, Henderson MB, West MR, Peterson PE. Public Support Climbs for Teacher Pay, School Expenditures, Charter Schools, and Universal Vouchers. Education Next [Internet]. 2019;19 (1). Publisher's Version
2018
Hamlin D, Peterson PE. Have States Maintained High Expectations for Student Performance?. Education Next [Internet]. 2018;18 (4). Publisher's Version
Peterson PE, Cheng A. Exclusive Analysis: New Harvard Study Shows Public Support for Charter Schools Has Jumped 10 Points In Last Year. The 74 Million [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's Version
Peterson PE. The Politics of Choice When the Public School was Born. Education Next [Internet]. 2018;18 (3). Publisher's Version
West MR, Henderson M, Peterson PE, Barrows S. The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform. Education Next [Internet]. 2018;18 (1). Publisher's Version
Peterson PE. Changing Our Teens One Family at a Time. Education Next [Internet]. 2018;18 (1). Publisher's Version
2017
Scalia's Constitution: Essays on Law and Education
Peterson PE, McConnell MW ed. Scalia's Constitution: Essays on Law and Education. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan; 2017 pp. 151.
Peterson PE. Partisanship and Higher Education: Where Republicans and Democrats Agree. Education Next [Internet]. 2017;2018 (1). Publisher's Version
Peterson PE. Hispanic Students Need Degree Data: Better information could help close the opportunity gap in higher education. U.S. News & World Report [Internet]. 2017. Publisher's Version
Peterson PE. Americans May Be More Tolerant of Muslims Than Ever. The Wall Street Journal [Internet]. 2017. Publisher's Version
Cheng A, Peterson PE. How Satisfied are Parents with Their Children’s Schools?. Education Next [Internet]. 2017;17 (2). Publisher's Version
Barrows S, Peterson PE, West MR. What Do Parents Think of Their Children’s Schools?. Education Next [Internet]. 2017;17 (2). Publisher's Version
Peterson PE, Henderson MB, West MR, Barrows S. Ten-year Trends in Public Opinion From the EdNext Poll. Education Next [Internet]. 2017;17 (1). Publisher's Version
2016
Peterson PE. Trump’s Education Pick: A Win for Public-School Parents. The Wall Street Journal [Internet]. 2016. Publisher's Version
Peterson PE. Why Does the NAACP Oppose Charter Schools?. U.S. News & World Report [Internet]. 2016. Publisher's Version
Peterson PE, West MR. Clinton Abandons the Middle on Education. The Wall Street Journal [Internet]. 2016. Publisher's Version

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