NCSU professor says school choice could help reduce sprawl, boost property values, and improve the environment

If parents saddle themselves with long commute times to ensure their kids live in areas with access to the best schools, imagine the positive impact if more parents could have a choice of quality schools closer to where they actually want to live.

That’s one of the scenarios N.C. State University finance and real estate professor Bartley Danielsen mentioned during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Danielsen’s main theme is that school choice has a positive impact on the environment by decreasing the likelihood of urban sprawl and inner-city blight.

In the video clip below, he explains how more school choice options could boost struggling areas of Durham and Raleigh.

2:25 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 57:21 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...