Yearly Archives: 2011

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Today’s Teacher Wars, the Same as Yesterday’s

Reformers are fighting to turn public school teaching into a performance-driven profession–and teacher unions are (still) resisting. Continue reading

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Vouchers Redux

The Romney campaign is putting vouchers at the center of its new education plan, but there’s not a lot to recommend vouchers as a large-scale reform strategy.
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National Problems Require National Solutions

The national problems in public education require national solutions. Continue reading

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Teaching Wars: What Students Should Learn

Two school reform titans of an earlier era inform today’s debate over what students should learn and how they should be taught. Continue reading

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Who Rules? The Fight Over The Federal Role in Education

The national drive for education reform has touched off many power struggles, but the fight over the federal role in education has emerged as fundamental. Continue reading

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School Reform-It’s Complicated

In his new book Class Warfare, journalist Steven Brill pulls back the curtain on the last decade of school reform, but not all the way Continue reading

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The Case for Mandatory School Choice

For New York City public high school students, school choice is mandatory–and the results are promising Continue reading

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Rhee Engineering Education

Has D.C.’s radical experiment in school reform really worked? A review of The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District, by Richard Whitmire
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Education Entrepreneurs on the Potomac

A new generation of social entrepreneurs is moving into public education–and the Obama administration is cheering. Continue reading

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How Public School Teaching Got Cool

Teach for America’s 20th anniversary bash in Washington, DC, proved that public education is increasingly a destination for the best-and-brightest. Continue reading

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