When everyone starts hitching their competing agendas to the siren call of “justice,” public decisions morph into a carnival of clashing absolutes. This makes it harder to find common ground.
The teacher strikes have quickly gone from a plucky fight over paychecks to an increasingly polarizing progressive crusade over tax and spending policy.
EdStat: When Informed About Teachers’ Current Salaries, 36% of the Public Favor a Pay Raise for Teachers
Recent polls show that most Americans agree that teachers deserve a pay raise, but the annual EdNext survey has shown that the public’s views on teacher salaries change when respondents are given more information.
EdStat: The U.S. Federal Government Spends Roughly $26 Billion Annually on Programs and Tax Expenditures to Support the Care and Education of Young Children
But how much are individual households spending to send a child to a center-based program when no one is helping them pay?
What the pundits skip over when divining the grand significance of NAEP results.
New research challenges the notion that ESSA has fewer federal regulations than previous iterations of the federal K–12 law.
ESSA gives school districts the opportunity to change the way they leverage federal dollars to support disadvantaged students.
Ten weeks ago, hardly anyone saw West Virginia and Oklahoma coming.
Federal influence on State Education Agencies
EdStat: According to the Understanding America Study, 47 Percent of U.S. Adults Support Charter Schools
Our 2017 EdNext poll reported a sharp drop in support for new charter schools, but is public opinion bouncing back?
Assessing the administration’s early impact on education
Forum: Trump and the Nation’s Schools
After little more than a year, President Donald J. Trump’s policies, values, and rhetoric have had a negative impact on our nation’s most vulnerable schoolchildren, particularly low-income students and students of color. This adverse effect is especially pronounced in five areas: oversight of federal education law; enforcement of federal guarantees of educational equity; budget and […]
Texas districts can use Title I resources to start new schools rather than just work to turn around low-performing ones.
Charters are making a rebound—at least among Republicans and African Americans.
Maybe we need to rethink how teachers’ pay schedules are structured.
EdStat: Only 36 Percent of the Public Think the Federal Government Should Play the Largest Role in Setting Educational Standards
Opinion has shifted modestly away from federal control toward local control over the past two years.
Could labor activism mean that unions are getting weaker?
Power and the West Virginia teachers’ strike
EdStat: Being Exposed to a Duty-to-Bargain Law for All 12 Years of Schooling Reduces Male Earnings by Almost $1,500 Per Year
“Duty-to-bargain” laws require school districts to negotiate with teachers unions in good faith.
According to a recent Pace and USC Rossier poll, 61 percent of respondents had a positive impression of the California School Dashboard.
We should not discount unions’ ability to adapt their political strategies to find influence even when the pendulum is swinging away from their interests.
The evidence suggests that teacher collective bargaining leads to worse student outcomes that are reflected in long-run labor market success.
There’s emerging evidence that what’s in collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) can influence important outcomes.
According to the 2017 EdNext poll, support for merit pay for teachers among the general public has dropped from 67 percent in 2010 to 46 percent in 2017.