Complaints about testing are a direct consequence of three decades of Republican-driven emphasis on using tests as a centralized mechanism for controlling schools.
If we’re relying on parents to put the ‘common good’ above what they perceive as their child getting a better education, how far do you expect us to get?
Increasingly, it seems that choice students may undergo a performance drop upon initially entering the program, but a performance gain from continued exposure.
The more levels of government that interfere with a school, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with because it’s not clear who is responsible for what.
In her new book ‘Education Invasion’, Joy Pullmann warns that the federal government is well on its way to destroying local control of America’s schools.
For the first time since his election, President Trump has reiterated his opposition to Common Core. And his education secretary is starting to sound promising notes.
Wednesday night the Trump administration reversed the one-size-fits-all approach the Obama administration took last year on student privacy in sex-segregated facilities.
The ferocity of the opposition to Betsy DeVos highlights the importance of maintaining control over a monopolistic system is for the education establishment.
Leftist control over education, from preschool through college, is a prime contributor to leading Republicans’ inability to think through education policy.
School choice increases parental involvement and student achievement. Betsy DeVos could use her bully pulpit as education secretary to drastically deregulate federal education policies.
Drawing moral courage from Holocaust survivors, we should hold all education officials accountable for teaching the historic lessons of our civilization.
If Hillary Clinton had never played a pivotal role in creating and accomplishing her husband’s education agenda in the ‘90s, we might well not have Common Core.
Congress will get two days to see what’s inside a 400-page bill remaking the nation’s largest education law.
Our culture and political institutions have become so rotten that conserving them will preserve the injuries they do us all. Time to reform society from the bottom up.
House leaders abruptly pulled a rewrite of No Child Left Behind after grassroots pressure peeled away enough conservative votes to deny it passage Friday.
If Oklahoma is truly concerned about how the state is failing young children, it might focus instead on reforming educational options for the most vulnerable.
Popular lies about U.S. education certainly don’t do the kids any good. They just let the adults continue to feel comfortable while kids suffer.
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