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Two Visions

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Momentum around reclaiming the promise of public education is growing. Yet market reformers still seem to operate in an evidence-free zone.

Rethink School Choice

Kevin Welner | Posted 02.10.2013 | Education
Kevin Welner

Must teachers at cyberschools or charter schools be fully trained and certified? Should any constraints be placed on the choice decisions of parents and schools in order to avoid segregation and stratification by wealth, race, special needs, or other attributes?

The Lesson of the Cupcakes: Fix Schools by Resisting Gimmicks and Heeding Evidence

Kevin Welner | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education
Kevin Welner

There are no miracle cures or magic beans. If we increase opportunities to learn, the result will be more learning; if we deny opportunities to learn, the result is equally predictable.

Santorum Blasts Government But Asked For Money As Senator

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is scornful of the government's hand in public education, saying schooling is the t...

Military Uninviting To Recruits With Online High School Diplomas

AP | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Students graduating from the growing ranks of online high schools are running into a hurdle if their goal is to join the milita...

Cyberschools, Cyberlearning Integral to Education's Future

John M. Eger | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Unless we use technology to reinvent our current systems of education, we will suffer as more and more people are left behind the learning curve, and left behind the mainstream of world economic development.