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Behind the Headline: This Controversial Law Could Help Schools in Nevada Struggling With Growth Booms by Education Next

On Top of the News This Controversial Law Could Help Schools in Nevada Struggling With Growth Booms The Deseret News| 4/30/16 Behind the Headline Should Reformers Support Education Savings Accounts? Education Next | Summer 2016 A law passed in June 2015 in Nevada gave all parents in the state access to a new school choice mechanism — the education savings account (ESA). U...

ESSA Didn’t Settle Federal Education Policy. Far From It. – by Chad Aldeman

Why aren’t politicians talking about education this year? One justification I’ve heard is that last December’s passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) took education off the table. This is wrong, or at least incomplete. It’s true that federal K-12 education policy is settled at the moment from a congressional standpoint, but it’s far from settled at the presidential le...

Growing Up Poor and White in America: A View from the Inside – by Robert Pondiscio

The surprising best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis has become something of a cause célèbre on the grounds that it explains the appeal of Donald Trump to the white underclass (from which author J.D. Vance emerged). Writing in the American Conservative, Rod Dreher aptly notes that the book “does for poor white people what Ta-Nehisi Coates...

Two Answers to Political Correctness – by Mark Bauerlein

Students at Middlebury College protest an on-campus appearance by Charles Murray in 2017. The Assault on American Excellence By Anthony Kronman Free Press, 2019, $27, 288 pages Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness on College Campuses By Michael Roth Yale University Press, 2019, $25, 160 pages As reviewed by Mark Bauer...

Personalized Learning Will Live or Die on Ability to Manage Change – by Robin J. Lake

Even the best thinking on redesigning schools to personalize learning will be for naught if school and district design teams can’t lead and manage the change process that a move to PL entails. In schools, that process means getting all teachers on board, engaging all students in the new approach, and making sure parents understand and support it. Not attending to these fundamen...

Why Education Increases Voting

Americans with more education vote at higher rates. In the 2020 presidential election, 77 percent of eligible voters who had attended or graduated from college and 90 percent with post-graduate studies cast a ballot compared to 54 percent of voters…