In the fantasy world that the National Institute on Retirement Security has created, state pension plans do a bang-up job of delivering benefits to workers. That’s just not the reality of the world we live in.
Three signs of homeostasis—a reversion to the old tried-and-true way of doing things.
Schools of choice can make their discipline codes clear to incoming families (and teachers); those who find the approach too strict can go elsewhere.
McLanahan and Jencks provide data showing that growing up with one parent reduces chances of graduating high school by 40 percent
To grow up as the child of well-educated parents in an affluent American home is to hit the verbal lottery.
Some of the pedagogical models we see emerging in computer science may be a harbinger of not just what we need to teach in the 21st century, but how we may come to teach it.
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights lacks any reasonable legal foundation for its adventures in educational management.
The genesis of this conference was a feeling that we in the education-reform movement might be overly focused on college as the pathway to the middle class, and not focused enough on all of the other possible routes.
inBloom, a non-profit that offered a data warehouse solution designed to help public schools embrace the promise of personalized learning, collapsed and has ceased to exist, as privacy concerns from interested parties mounted over a period of many months
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would show America that bipartisan governance is possible, even in Washington.
Having served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education from 2011 to 2014, I have had an inside view into efforts to improve Newark’s struggling school system.
In Michigan, school funding has increased, but schools aren’t seeing much of the money. Instead, most of the funding increases are going toward paying off the state’s retirement debt.
The potential for formative assessment to continuously expand and improve will be stunted so long as we perpetuate summative assessment regimes.
The New Jersey Department of Education has produced a report on the status of its new teacher evaluation efforts.
The Sun-Sentinel’s anti-school choice editorial rests on faulty evidence.
American adventurers have fanned out across the globe to bring back to the United States the lessons of other school systems. It might produce good journalism, but it also tends to produce very bad social science.
An interview with Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed
The most recent exercise of mission creep and nanny-statism by the Office for Civil Rights involves what the enforcers call “equal access to educational resources.”
Is KIPP falling prey to the classic innovator’s dilemma by not deploying disruptive innovations?
Two big changes in American education policy have been good for kids in general, but not particularly good for Catholic schools, especially the urban variety.
Test scores in D.C. offer reason to believe that chartering—if done smartly—can replace the district system for delivering public education in America’s cities.
Perhaps the most surprising recent phenomenon in Latin America has been the extent to which entrepreneurs, companies, and investors, are getting involved in education.
Newark superintendent Cami Anderson came to AEI to give a talk, but the talk had to be relocated and the logistics modified because a busload of Anderson critics pledging to disrupt the event followed her from Newark.
Courts have yet to reach a final verdict on teacher tenure and seniority rights, but the court of public opinion has already made a clear determination.