#859: Eliminating honors classes won’t advance equity, with Scott Peters

On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Scott Peters of NWEA joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss why eliminating honors classes and other advanced education opportunities in the name of equity is a mistake. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber examines the connection between public school choice and adult criminality.

Recommended content:

  • “How one school district is balancing excellence and equity—and another isn’t” —Brandon L. Wright
  • “To increase equity, school districts eliminate honors classes” —Wall Street Journal
  • “Parents speak out against school canceling honors classes in the name of racial equity” —New York Post
  • “One-size-fits-all education doesn’t work well, but diversity advocates are hitting the accelerator” —Real Clear Investigations
  • The study that Amber reviewed on the Research Minute: Andrew Bibler et al., “Does School Choice Increase Crime?” NBER Working Paper (February 2023)

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