School Accountability and the Infinite Information Problem

By 12/05/2016

We should recognize the government’s limited ability to collect, analyze, and make use of the extraordinary amount of information relevant to school quality and family preferences.

DeVos and the Evidence from Michigan

By 12/05/2016

What does the evidence say about a free market approach to school reform that relies on school vouchers and unregulated forms of charter schooling?

Remembering David Tyack

By 12/02/2016

David Tyack, preeminent historian of American education, died November 1, 2016 at his home in Stanford, California.

In the News: Many State Report Cards Leave Parents in the Dark About School Achievement

By 12/02/2016

A new study by the Data Quality Campaign reviews school report cards issued by each state and finds many of them lacking.

Can a Redesigned AP Government Course Get Schools Back Into the Civic Education Game?

By 12/01/2016

If a new seriousness about civic education takes root, schools may turn to the new off-the-shelf curriculum developed by the College Board.

In the News: U.S. Students Still Lag Many Asian Peers on International Math and Science Exam

By 12/01/2016

On TIMSS, the average score of U.S. fourth-graders in math put them behind students in 10 other systems

The Winter 2017 Issue of Education Next is here!

By 11/30/2016

The Winter 2017 issue celebrates the tenth anniversary of the annual EdNext Poll of American public opinion on K-12 education policy.

You Can’t Regulate Quality If You Can’t Predict Quality

By 11/30/2016

On what basis will regulators be able to judge quality to protect families against making bad choices?

Should Instructional Choice Trump School Choice?

By 11/29/2016

We must ensure that every student has access to an education—and the particular instructional experiences and supports—that best suits his needs and strengths.

Why I Hope Betsy DeVos Boosts School Vouchers

By 11/29/2016

No child should have to wait for a school to get better when there are other opportunities available.

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