Happy Waiver Day! Today, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the No Child Left Behind waivers, featuring none other than U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the big cheese himself. Catch our preview here.
What we know after 20 years is that overall charter schools are no better than public schools. A great deal of evidence exists that, on average, they are worse.
While I continue to believe in integration just as strongly as I did a decade ago, new evidence has surfaced since then that has convinced me that integration is not the only strategy that can drive better results for low-income students.
There's frequent talk of how the school choice debate no longer falls along traditional ideological lines -- of how courageous Democrats are embracing charters, vouchers, and other reforms. Last week was proof positive of the turning tide.
Emily Sirota is the only candidate in the school board races who has outlined a detailed, pragmatic plan to strengthen public education for the long haul.
The release of a Texas study on school discipline last month should be a cause for alarm among policymakers and educators throughout the country.
School voucher bills are a hardy perennial at the legislature. The last few years they've appeared in the guise of income tax credits. Perhaps proponents have high incomes.
Teaching has to become a profession that is seen as a viable career choice for capable, driven young people. Not only must it pay more, but the working conditions have to be attractive to the self-motivated and creative.