Analysis of Opt-Out Data in New York State

Matthew M. Chingos at the Brookings Institute analyzes opt-out rates in New York State, which exhibited “enormous variation across communities.”  His primary data sources were an opt-out advocacy organization called United to Counter the Core, which used  “a combination of media stories, freedom of information requests, and reports by administrators, teachers, and parents,” as well as the U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data.

Here are some of his conclusions: