No Matter How You Ask the Question

School vouchers rebounded in 2011

Eighth-Grade Students Learn More Through Direct Instruction

Students learned 3.6 percent of a standard deviation more if the teacher spent 10 percent more time on direct instruction. That’s one to two months of extra learning during the course of the year.

Happy 10th Anniversary, Education Next!

Over the decade, we have witnessed—perhaps contributed to—the advance of school reform.

Wasting Talent

Everyone’s local school needs to do better

We Know Our Schools

All school evaluations, like all politics, are local

Competition and Charters Spur Innovation

School markets are creative, not static

Charter High Schools

Promising results from charters that educate teens

A Recession for Schools

Not as bad as it sounds

Powerful Professors

Research can change the political agenda…if the circumstances are right

Virtual School Succeeds

But can we be sure about the students?

What Is Good for General Motors

For years, our public schools have paid as little attention to personnel costs as General Motors has.

The Home-Schooling Special

Today's choicest choice

Race to the Top

Business model a guide to replicating quality schools

Today’s Education-Industrial Complex

Why aren’t schools an issue in the 2008 election?

Excellence Reformers Need to Make a Choice

Is accountability the reform of the past?

Good News for Presidential Candidates

The public supports a wide range of education reforms

Politics First, Students Last

A well-heeled commission issues a weak-kneed report

Misdirected Energy

Schools get an A in resisting reform.

Learning from Catastrophe Theory

What New Orleans Tells Us about Our Education Future

Evidence Matters

Linking scholarship and reform

By Education Next    From the Editor  

The New Education Market

Examining the early responses of public schools to competition

By the Editors    Features, From the Editor  

Credible Cassandras

High-school graduation rates are slipping? Can this be? Or is Chicken Little at it again? After rising for more than 100 years, reports Duncan Chaplin in our lead feature “Tassels on the Cheap,” graduation rates started to slip during the 1970s. By the turn of the century, the graduation rate had dropped 7 percentage points […]

By the editors    From the Editor  

More Than Just Pay

Are teachers paid too little? This has been more of an assumption than a question in recent decades. Even raising the issue carries the risk of being labeled anti-education. Nonetheless, a few of our intrepid authors dared to tackle the subject in this issue’s pages. They suggest that today’s teachers may be well paid, but […]

By The Editors    From the Editor, Journal  

Let’s Not Play Favorites

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the city of Cleveland’s school voucher program constitutional because it took a neutral stance toward religion. Both religious and secular schooling options were available to parents. Now the political and legal struggle shifts to the states, where opponents of vouchers are pinning their hopes on the so-called Blaine […]

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The More You Have…

Fiscal troubles plague the public schools

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