Matthew Ladner

Matthew Ladner is executive editor of redefinED. He has written numerous studies on school choice, charter schools and special education reform, and his articles have appeared in Education Next; the Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice; and the British Journal of Political Science. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received a master's degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Houston. He lives in Phoenix with his wife and three children.

Latest Articles

THE ONLY GOOD OPTION IS A DEAD OPTION!

At the conclusion of one of the most criminally underappreciated very bad movies of all time, the 90210 kids-turned-space-marines of “Starship Troopers”...

MILWAUKEE PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM REAPS BENEFITS BEYOND ACADEMICS

“There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in a test score analysis …” Shakespeare by way of...

Teachers Union Prez Says NYC Schools Have Been Fixed—But For Whom?

In the film “The Matrix,” Laurence Fishburne’s character, Morpheus, explains to the protagonist that the world he perceived himself to be living...

American Society Is Rigged But Not in the Way Tucker Carlson Imagines

Just when it seemed like 2020 couldn’t get any worse, a horrific video of the killing of a handcuffed and helpless Minnesota...

Students Suffering from Anxiety, Bullying and Discrimination Need Options

Recently, the hashtag #ilovepublicschools trended on Twitter, but perhaps not in the way intended. My intent in...

Success Academy Made Low-income Kids Champions — Knowing You’d Curse Them For It.

Tonya Harding’s abrasive, chain-smoking mother dispensing wisdom to her daughter in the 2017 film I, Tonya Robert Pondiscio...