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Around the World in 30 Days – ...

Mar 30, 2015 by

C. M. Rubin’s global education reportIn March, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world. The ABC of Gender...

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The Rules of Racialists—Part T...

Mar 30, 2015 by

by Victor Davis Hanson – Last week I reviewed some rules to navigate in our race-obsessed culture. Here are three final...

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Don’t use Common Core math to ...

Mar 30, 2015 by

Now that Gov. Bobby Jindal is actually engaging the Legislature in his fight against the Common Core (mis-)educational standards,...

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Opt-Out Movement Against Commo...

Mar 30, 2015 by

Despite threats from some school officials, more parents are opting to take their children out of the online tests associated with...

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New Systems of Schools and Com...

Mar 30, 2015 by

by Andy Smarick I didn’t see common enrollment systems coming. When I started writing The Urban School System of the Future in 2009,...

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Billboards and celebrities: Ho...

Mar 30, 2015 by

Several New Orleans principals admit attempting to select or exclude students Marta Jewson – In the hyper-competitive school...

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Reports Find ‘Small Gain...

Mar 30, 2015 by

Are the Common Core state standards responsible for the rise in NAEP and ACT scores found in Kentucky? It may be too early to tell....

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Is means-testing student loans...

Mar 30, 2015 by

How much parents earn is taken into account when students apply for maintenance loans and grants – but some say the system is unfair...

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Bye-bye, PARCC

Mar 30, 2015 by

PARCC testing is winding down in district schools. One gets the impression that it could very well be winding down for good. There...

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The Old Boys review – fascinat...

Mar 30, 2015 by

While this study is rich in detail, it is hard to agree with its assertions that public schools improve opportunity for children in...

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Jeb Bush Offering Online Cours...

Mar 30, 2015 by

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has made it clear that he will continue his support for the controversial Common Core...

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Tearing down more walls

Mar 30, 2015 by

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin and issued a challenge to Mikhail...

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False allegations can blight t...

Mar 30, 2015 by

Schools must ensure blameless members of staff do not have their careers wrecked by false allegations, a union’s annual...

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Why America’s obsession with S...

Mar 30, 2015 by

Fareed Zakaria – If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s...

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My Annual Take on March Madnes...

Mar 29, 2015 by

  By Barry Stern, Ph.D. Education and Workforce Development Consultant It has become fashionable for some to lament the NCAA March...

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Common Core consortia illegal,...

Mar 29, 2015 by

A pair of multistate testing consortia being used to implement Common Core State Standards violate the U.S. Constitution and should...

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