Kenneth Eastwood is thinking about the future. That’s how he frames his role as superintendent of the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York, delegating much of the day-to-day work of running a high-poverty turnaround district of 6,800 students to look ahead and concentrate on the big picture.
“My office is always planning for 5 to 10 years down the road,” he sai...
On Wednesday, November 10 at 8:45 am, AEI will hold a panel discussion on how the results of the election will affect federal and state education policies.
The participants include:
Jason D. Delisle, AEI
David French, National Review
Frederick M. Hess, AEI
Alyson Klein, Education Week
Gerard Robinson, AEI
Scott Sargrad, Center for American Progress
“You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!”: And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education
by William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers
Beacon Press, 2018, $16.00; 250 pages
As reviewed by Jay P. Greene
Having written a “myths” book myself, I am keenly aware of the danger inherent in the exercise—after all, how can readers really know what the evidence supports...
The political debate over charter schools often turns on their impact on students in traditional district schools.
Marty West talks with Sarah Cordes about her new research on this topic: “Charters and the Common Good: The spillover effects of charter schools in New York City.”
The EdNext Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and ...
As you may have seen, last month Warren Buffett won a million-dollar bet. A decade ago, he bet that, between 2008 and 2017, a few hand-picked, costly, exclusive hedge funds would perform worse than the overall stock market. Buffett won easily. Of course, his big victory merely demonstrated something that has been documented time and again over the past forty-plus years, which ...
"Dr. Baker":http://web.missouri.edu/bakere/ interviews Dr. Kris Gutierrez about classroom interactions that occur beyond teacher directed activities. Source: voice of Literacy
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money
by Bryan Caplan
Princeton University Press, 2018, $29.95; 416 pages.
As Reviewed by Michael McPherson
Beyond what education contributes to one’s knowledge and skills, it also provides credentials that attest to that experience, signaling to potential employers that a job candidate might possess ce...
Since the nation’s first charter-school law was passed in 1991, charter schools throughout the United States have enjoyed steady and relatively rapid growth. Today, they serve more than three million students nationwide—nearly three times as many students as a decade ago. In cities like New Orleans and Detroit, which have especially robust charter sectors, more students attend...
Contact: Debra Britt, firstname.lastname@example.org, Center on Reinventing Public Education Researchers identify top three reasons for charter growth slowdown in Bay Area Lessons from California can inform expansion efforts nationwide January 25, 2018—In the last decade, the charter sector has nearly…
Making public higher education tuition-free has gone from a fringe idea to the platform of the Democratic Party in a short period of time. President Obama proposed making community college free in early 2015. Hillary Clinton has augmented that proposal to include four-year colleges for families making up to $125,000.[i] Many Democrats will push for federal action to make colle...