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?
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.
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.
If a new seriousness about civic education takes root, schools may turn to the new off-the-shelf curriculum developed by the College Board.
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.
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.
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.
As policymakers reconsider the “college for all” mindset, they face tough questions about what a high school diploma should mean and how best to ensure that every young adult has the chance to build a professional future that’s honored, fruitful, and rewarding.
The regulatory process provides a unique opportunity for researchers and the public at large to engage with policy. We should take advantage of it, in any administration.
For those readers willing to concede that the liberal tilt in the education space has perhaps created some blind spots, here are some thoughts that may be helpful in making sense of the political landscape and the implications of the election.
No, at least according to a recent study. But as a New York City mom of a son in a specialized high school, I see enormous benefits.