Is the Constitution Colorblind?

Debating Antonin Scalia’s record on race and education

Equal Protection Bars Racial Favoritism

In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote surprisingly few opinions in education cases, and even when he did, he seldom mentioned education.

Choosing Judicial Activism Over Originalism

Justice Antonin Scalia was a staunch proponent of “originalism” in constitutional jurisprudence, an approach to deciding cases based on constitutional text as it was originally understood by its authors.

The Tangled World of Teacher Debt

Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies

The Rich Get Richer

A review of “Dream Hoarders” by Richard V. Reeves

Pacesetter in Personalized Learning

Summit charter network shares its model nationwide

U-turn on Vouchers

Florida courts uphold tax credits

Now Trending: Personalized Learning

Can a buzzword deliver on its promise?

Measuring Up

Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education

Boosting Hispanic College Completion

Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?

Special Education Standards

Supreme Court raises level of benefit

Clown School

A review of “Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education” by Jonathan A. Knee

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Redshirting may do more harm than good

On Teaching Controversy

A review of “The Case for Connection” by Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson

Hamilton Goes to High School

How students are learning U.S. history from the hottest show on Broadway

Is Test-Based Accountability Dead?

Three experts weigh in, and look to the future

Why Accountability Matters, and Why It Must Evolve

Try to think of an education policy that 1) has been shown, in dozens of studies across multiple decades, to positively affect student outcomes; 2) has the overwhelming support of parents and voters; 3) reinforces many other policies and facilitates quality research; and 4) has been used widely at the district, state, and national levels […]

Futile Accountability Systems Should Be Abandoned

Is test-based accountability “on the wane”? The question is based on a fallacy. For something to be on the wane, it has to exist, and test-based accountability has never truly existed in the United States. Holding people accountable requires that they face significant consequences as a result of their actions. Despite years of “high stakes” […]

If Parents Push for It, Accountability Can Work

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled in education is convincing the American public that we have had test-based accountability. The media and politicians adopted the rhetoric of “high stakes” tests without bothering to ask the question: what, exactly, are the stakes? For most adults in education, there were none. Shockingly few public-school educators have […]

Vague Answers to Pointed Questions

A teacher-parent-wonk shops for a school

New Blueprints for K–12 Schools

Innovative design supports blended learning

A Common Core Curriculum Quandary

For Eureka Math, open-source leads to a revenue stream

Gorsuch, the Judicious Judge

A Common-Sense Approach to Education Issues

Competency-Based Learning for Teachers

Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?

Reconsidering the Supreme Court’s Rodriguez Decision

Is there a federal constitutional right to education?

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