Jay Greene: "The Dangers of a High-Regulation Approach to School Choice"

January 7, 2016

Professor Jay Greene recently discussed parental choice policies and the dangers of over-regulation.

Jay P. Greene (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Greene’s current areas of research interest include school choice, culturally enriching field trips, and the effect of schools on non-cognitive and civic values. He is also known for his work to improve the accurate reporting of high school graduation rates, address financial incentives in special education, and the use of standardized tests to curb social promotion. His research was cited four times in the Supreme Court’s opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on school vouchers. His articles have appeared in a variety of academic journals, including Education Finance and Policy, Economics of Education Review, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, and Sociology of Education. He is a member of The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice Speakers Bureau.