Education reformers who are reflexively critical of DeVos are framing a narrow set of policies—the ones they prefer—as the very definition of “school choice,” “justice,” “morality,” or “accountability.”
It is a falsehood that Michigan charters have no regulation, no oversight, and no accountability.
If the evidence does not clearly show the superiority of a high-regulation approach to school choice, we may need to rely on our values when deciding how to proceed.
The United States ranked 25th, performing in line with the OECD average for science and reading but below average for math.
An innovative program of wrap-around support services known as Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) boosts graduation rates.
We should recognize the government’s limited ability to collect, analyze, and make use of the extraordinary amount of information relevant to school quality and family preferences.
What does the evidence say about a free market approach to school reform that relies on school vouchers and unregulated forms of charter schooling?
David Tyack, preeminent historian of American education, died November 1, 2016 at his home in Stanford, California.
A new study by the Data Quality Campaign reviews school report cards issued by each state and finds many of them lacking.
If a new seriousness about civic education takes root, schools may turn to the new off-the-shelf curriculum developed by the College Board.
On TIMSS, the average score of U.S. fourth-graders in math put them behind students in 10 other systems
The Winter 2017 issue celebrates the tenth anniversary of the annual EdNext Poll of American public opinion on K-12 education policy.
On what basis will regulators be able to judge quality to protect families against making bad choices?
We must ensure that every student has access to an education—and the particular instructional experiences and supports—that best suits his needs and strengths.
No child should have to wait for a school to get better when there are other opportunities available.
A new study confirms earlier ones finding that public schools are not better than private schools at fostering civic values.
What will happen to the school voucher program in Washington, D.C. under Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos? Patrick Wolf reviews the research evidence on the impact of the vouchers.
The divide among education reformers over how much regulation and oversight are needed for school choice to work is highlighted as reformers react to Betsy DeVos’s nomination as education secretary.
It’s going to be important for the press, and for the Senate HELP committee, to ask a lot of questions to understand where she and the President who chose her plan to take federal education policy
The most powerful statement made from the stage was “Hamilton” itself. The post-performance lecture could only distract from it.
Given the largely successful push by teachers unions and other opponents of public school choice to brand charter schools as a conservative, partisan issue, the last thing public charter schools need is to have the next president feed the “end of public education” narrative.
If charter schools are to thrive, we need support from Democrats and Republicans.
Some unsolicited advice to the President-elect as to what his administration’s policy priorities in this domain should (and shouldn’t) be.
Who will Donald Trump choose as his Education Secretary? BuzzFeed reports that the two finalists are Betsy DeVos and Michelle Rhee
Here are my best arguments for why education advocates should invest their time and political capital in pensions, as opposed to everything else they might want to work on.