Cassandra Hart Study Cited on PBS News Hour Should Public Money Be Used for Private Schools? April 1, 2013
In a story on the the Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling on a law allowing taxpayer money to be used for private schools through vouchers, Kevin Chavous, executive counsel for American Federation for Children, cited a study School of Education Assistant Professor Cassandra Hart co-wrote while she was Northwestern University. Hart is an expert on school choice.
Cassandra Hart is an associate professor of education policy. She evaluates the effects of school, state and national education programs, policies, and practices on overall student achievement, and on the equality of student outcomes. Hart’s work has focused on school choice programs, school accountability policies, and effects on students of exposure to demographically similar teachers. She is also interested in the effects of virtual schooling on student outcomes, both in K-12 and post-secondary settings.