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Charter School Lessons from New Orleans

In New Orleans, school reform leaders have rejected the argument that charters should be permitted to set their own, narrower standards of what it means to be public schools. Continue reading

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An Epidemic of Test Cheating–Two Decades Ago

Cheating on standardized tests is nothing new. Continue reading

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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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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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