Comparing Public Schools to Private

Lubienskis’ conclusions rely on flawed research design

Lubienskis’ conclusions rely on flawed research design

The Louisiana Scholarship Program

Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration

Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration

Questioning the Quality of Virtual Schools

NEPC report on K12 uses flawed measures of school performance

NEPC report uses flawed measures

Florida Defeats the Skeptics

Test scores show genuine progress in the Sunshine State

Test scores show genuine progress in the Sunshine State

Neither Broad Nor Bold

A narrow-minded approach to school reform

A narrow-minded approach to school reform

Grinding the Antitesting Ax

More bias than evidence behind NRC panel’s conclusions

More bias than evidence behind NRC panel’s conclusions

The Case Against Michelle Rhee

How persuasive is it?

How persuasive is it?

A Closer Look at Charter Schools and Segregation

Flawed comparisons lead to overstated conclusions

Flawed comparisons lead to overstated conclusions

Quality Counts and the Chance-for-Success Index

Narrowing its scope to factors schools can control would give the measure greater value

Narrowing its scope to factors schools can control would give the measure greater value

By Margaret Raymond and the CREDO team    Check the Facts, Homepage, School Life, Standards, Testing, and Accountability  

Fraud in the Lunchroom?

Federal school-lunch program may not be a reliable measure of poverty

Federal school-lunch program may not be a reliable measure of poverty

Few States Set World-Class Standards

In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless

In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless

The International PISA Test

A risky investment for states

States should think twice before paying for more testing. There are easier ways to compare students to their global peers.

The Odd Couple

Murray and Rothstein find some unexpected common ground

Murray and Rothstein find some unexpected common ground

The Confidence Men

Selling adequacy, making millions

Selling adequacy, making millions

Debunking a Special Education Myth

Don't blame private options for rising costs

Don’t blame private options for rising costs

By Marcus A. Winters and    Check the Facts, On Top of the News  

The NCES Private-Public School Study

Findings are other than they seem

Findings are other than they seem

By Elena Llaudet and    Check the Facts  

Is Your Child’s School Effective?

Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you

Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you

RAND versus RAND

What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us? by Stephen P. Klein et al.

What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us? by Stephen P. Klein et al.

Deconstructing RAND

Improving Student Achievement: What NAEP State Test Scores Tell Us by David W. Grissmer et al.

Improving Student Achievement: What NAEP State Test Scores Tell Us by David W. Grissmer et al.

Selective Reporting

Quality Counts 2001, A Better Balance: Standards, Tests, and the Tools to Succeed by the editors of Education Week

Quality Counts 2001, A Better Balance: Standards, Tests, and the Tools to Succeed by the editors of Education Week

Cooking the Questions?

The 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

The 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

Waiting for Utopia

It’s easy to tell when someone is in the grip of a Big Idea That Explains Everything. Tunnel vision sets in; every analysis, whatever the topic, becomes an occasion for the grand theory to appear. Evidence is read and supplied selectively, in such a way that the theory re-mains unscathed. Skepticism is deployed selectively as […]

By DAVID W. MURRAY    Check the Facts  

Dodging the Questions

Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup were given the opportunity to defend their poll. Why didn't they do so?

Somehow I expected more. When I challenged Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and Gallup’s claim that they had discovered a “significant decline” in voucher support, I figured they would respond with detailed justifications of their procedures and findings. But they haven’t done that. Their response reads more like an exercise in public relations than a serious […]

Voucher Research Controversy

New looks at the New York City evaluation

New looks at the New York City evaluation

Reframing the Mind

Howard Gardner and the theory of multiple intelligences

Howard Gardner and the theory of multiple intelligences

By DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM    Check the Facts, Curriculum  
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