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Fordham Sees Signs of Charter ...

Apr 26, 2017 by

Fordham has a new report out that claims to have discovered three warning signs in charter applications that make those charters more...

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Review of Letters to a Young R...

Apr 24, 2017 by

Below is an edited version of a review of Rick Hess’ new book that John Thompson, educator and frequent internet commentator, sent to...

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A Society that Puts Freedom be...

Apr 20, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Want proof- here is how “9/33” charter sectors did on the 2015 NAEP 8th grade math test. First let’s look...

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Plato for the Higgy

Apr 13, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – I’ve been reading a few books about Athens over the last few years, which lead to the thought that Plato...

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Brookings Institution finds th...

Apr 10, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Arizona lawmakers passed a broad expansion of the state’s ESA program last week, meaning that we got...

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Pay No Attention to the Resear...

Apr 6, 2017 by

by Greg Forster – Noah Smith dresses up a few fussy methodological quibbles and one big, really dishonest bit of fakery in...

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The Facts about School Choice ...

Mar 24, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – ICYMI, our JPG blogger buddy Greg Forster has a new piece up at Education Next debunking a report from the...

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NAEP Cohort Gains for Students...

Mar 23, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Which states had the most success teaching math and reading to their students between grades 4 and 8 on the...

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Pssst…NACSA…Size DOES matter...

Mar 18, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – I was looking at NACSA’s 2014 ratings for state charter school laws, as these would have been the most...

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Andy Smarick on K-12 Paradigm ...

Mar 13, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Andy Smarick has a new paper out from AEI discussing Thomas Kuhn’s paradigm shift framework and the current...

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Illiberal Education Is Not a P...

Mar 11, 2017 by

by Greg Forster – University education isn’t a public good deserving taxpayer subsidies if it’s going to actively undermine our...

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Park Savings Accounts – An ide...

Mar 10, 2017 by

by Adam Peshek – I saw this flyer the other day by a group called Iowans for Public Education and it just made sense. We need...

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Ancient Social Scientists Conc...

Mar 8, 2017 by

Archaeologists in Giza have just discovered an ancient document summarizing the social science evidence on the effects of freeing...

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Kevin Carey Flashes Back to 20...

Mar 6, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Kevin Carey is at it again- this time by flashing back to eight year old allegations about the Arizona tax...

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Why Arizona Charter Leaders Sh...

Mar 2, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – So the 2017 NAEP is underway as we speak. As the NAEP released all six 2015 exams a cornucopia of good news...

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Tweets as a Window Into Founda...

Feb 16, 2017 by

I’ve been trying to get a better understanding of what strategy major education reform foundations are actually trying to pursue....

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Petrilli vs. Petrilli

Feb 14, 2017 by

It’s really hard to debate policy with Mike Petrilli.  In part it is so difficult because he’s such an amiable guy that you’d rather...

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Getting Accountability Right

Feb 10, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – In a recent blog post, I argued the Mike Petrilli “fundamentally misunderstands accountability” because he...

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The (Incredibly) False Precisi...

Feb 7, 2017 by

My very first academic publication was (I thought) a devastating debunking of election forecasting models.  Several leading political...

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When “Helping the Poor” Means ...

Feb 5, 2017 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA’s Perspective carries my latest on the unwisdom of means-testing school choice programs: Sometimes the...

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