Education Next Profiles D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee

Can Michelle Rhee Wrest Control of the D.C. School System from Decades of Failure?

By Education Next    Governance and Leadership, Press  

Inside Look at School Boards

Readers who have enjoyed Peter Meyer’s Ed Next blog entries about serving on his local school board (here, here, and here) should check out Peter’s Commentary in this week’s Ed Week: For Better Schools and for Civic Life, Boards Must Assert Power.

The List

The other day I delivered to my school board president, via email, a list. “This is what I found in my ‘followup’ folder for just the last month!” I wrote. “Obviously, we can’t get it all in at a single meeting, but can we chip away at it?”

School Board as Cheerleader, Leader, and Micromanager

I recently got a wake-up call from a fellow school board member, upset about a comment I made to a reporter that turned up in a page-one story that morning. Was it a mistake? And should I have talked about it? To the press?

No Country for Strong Men

California unions tame the Terminator

California unions tame the Terminator

The Waiting Game

Will school districts hire New Leaders?

Will school districts hire New Leaders?

Teacher Cooperatives

What happens when teachers run the school?

What happens when teachers run the school?

Law and Disorder in the Classroom

Emphasis on student rights continues in classrooms even when the Court begins to think otherwise

Emphasis on student rights continues in classrooms even when the Court begins to think otherwise

Trench Warfare on the Board of Ed

I was the infamous “rogue” board member, the person that school board associations give seminars about.

What Is Good for General Motors

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

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

Juggling Act

The politics of education science

The politics of education science

By Andrew Rudalevige    Features, Governance and Leadership, On Top of the News  

Opinion Leaders or Laggards?

Newspaper editorialists support charter schools, split on NCLB

Newspaper editorialists support charter schools, split on NCLB

The Right Republican Strategy

“By…[selecting] the youths of genius from among the classes of the poor, we hope to avail the State of those talents which nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich, but which perish without use if not sought for and cultivated.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1782 “We need to challenge the soft bigotry of […]

The Democratic Take

The 2008 presidential election stands as a “change” election. The public’s anxiety over the challenges globalization poses to the future of the American Dream is driving a desire for the country to change direction. The American people understand that what will give the nation a competitive advantage in a global marketplace are the skills, creativity, […]

By Christopher S. Lehane    Forum, Governance and Leadership, Government and Politics  

Help Wanted

Choice, accountability, and transparency will mean little without a new generation of school-based leaders to light the way

Choice, accountability, and transparency will mean little without a new generation of school-based leaders to light the way

By LISA GRAHAM KEEGAN    Features, Governance and Leadership  

With Strings Attached

Vouchers improve public schools in Florida

Vouchers improve public schools in Florida

By RICHARD BRIFFAULT    Features, Governance and Leadership  
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