The most important question for any incoming Republican president is, “Are you hoping to advance particular programs or a steady, coherent conservative philosophy?”
To fully exploit ESSA’s expanded possibilities for state leadership on school and district improvement, state superintendents will need a wide range of skills.
What limits would you place on a parent’s right to choose a school for his or her child using public funds?
While the overall results for U.S. students on this year’s PISA exam were not good, some individual high schools got good news about the performance of their students on the test.
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.