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The Future of Test-Driven Accountability Is Bleak

John Thompson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Education
John Thompson

The best single prediction for the top education stories of 2015 was made by the conservative Rick Hess who anticipates: Proposals for "Smart" Policy...

David Brooks, Common Core Circus Performer

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Brooks is right; the circus in indeed "in town," and in his opinion-spouting position, Brooks is attempting to sell tickets to The Greatest So-called "Standards" Show on Earth.

What's Next for School Reform?

John Thompson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
John Thompson

We can no longer afford to throw billions of dollars at innovations just because "reformers" think they sound like neat ideas.

Obama Allies Erred in Provoking the Chicago Teachers Strike

John Thompson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
John Thompson

The Obama education policy certainly isn't an education policy! It is a political gamble designed to beat up on two of the Democrats' most loyal constituencies, teachers and families with children in urban schools, to show the "Billionaires Boys Club" that the administration could be tough on its friends.

Joy Resmovits

Bigger Classes Preferred Over Randomly Chosen Teachers, Survey Claims | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2012 | Education

As school districts suffer from increasing costs and not enough cash, only 11 percent of Americans are willing to pay more in taxes to fund communitie...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S. States, Some With Strings Attached | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

By Thursday, the Obama administration will have waived 32 states and Washington, D.C. from No Child Left Behind -- sort of. U.S. Secretary of Educa...

The Secret to Good Parenting? Good Schools.

Peter Meyer | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Peter Meyer

None of this is to say that parents don't make a difference in a student's life. Or that schools should pretend that it doesn't make a difference. It is to say that schools and parents have different responsibilities -- and we need to appreciate the differences.

National Lessons From Cathie Black's Departure

Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Sarah Butrymowicz

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's surprise announcement Thursday that Cathie Black is resigning as New York City Schools Chancellor reveals some of the challe...

The First Rule of Education

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Klein, Rhee, and many other "reformers" demand a common mindset from their teachers and principals. They do not seem to understand that we need all types of personalities and teaching styles to serve the great diversity of American children.