Vicki Alger

Director, Women for School Choice Project, Independent Women's Forum

Vicki Alger, Ph.D., is a Fraser Institute Senior Fellow, Director of the Women for School Choice Project at the Independent Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C., and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California. She is also President and CEO of Vicki Murray & Associates LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona. Alger’s research focuses on education reforms that promote a competitive education marketplace and increase individuals’ control over their and their children’s education. She has advised members of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and lawmakers from more than 30 states. Her research has also been used in numerous court cases upholding parental choice programs, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Alger’s work has appeared in leading outlets such as Investors’ Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and US News & World Report. Alger received her Ph.D. in political philosophy from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where she was an Earhart Foundation Fellow.

Recent Research by Vicki Alger

— Sep 8, 2014
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Teacher Incentive Pay that Works

Incentive pay for teachers improves student performance, finds a new study by Vicki Alger. The study, Teacher Incentive Pay that Works, examines several teacher incentive pay programs based on student performance in school systems around the world.