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Parents are Smart. Technocrats...

Jul 15, 2018 by

The technocratic brand of ed reform that is currently dominant is based on the premise that policy elites, guided by science, need to...

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Religious Left Baptizes the Bl...

Jul 8, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – In my latest for OCPA, I look at how Oklahoma’s religious left is baptizing the blob, including support for...

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Pass the Popcorn: That’s My Gi...

Jul 3, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – This post contains mega major spoilers. I mean it. You have been warned. Okay, let’s get the tiresome part...

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More Fake Statistics Hide Prev...

Jun 27, 2018 by

by Jason Bedrick – One of the many issues surfaced in Max Eden’s recent exposé on a New York City high school was how city...

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The Gates Effective Teaching I...

Jun 26, 2018 by

Rand has released its evaluation of the Gates Foundation’s Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative and the results...

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How Beneficial Is Pre-K?

Jun 18, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – That’s the question in my new policy brief from OCPA. Today the Oklahoman ran an op-ed adapted from that...

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Texas Charter Schools Enroll 8...

Jun 4, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – The Nation’s Report Card (aka the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP) released new student...

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Learning from a Study Abroad C...

Jun 3, 2018 by

Much of my recent research has focused on what students learn from field trips.  I’m inclined to believe that direct exposure to...

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DCPS: Still the Achievement Ga...

May 17, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Look ma! DCPS reform is working great as long as your parents graduated from college. The below charts are...

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I Bless the Schools Down in Mi...

May 2, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Neerav Kingsland has written a response to posts by Jay and yours truly on Louisiana charters generally and...

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Crash Go the Harbormasters?

Apr 23, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – When I was a kid in the 1970s someone wrote a book about UFOs having visited earth in the past. The only...

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What’s Wrong With Portfolio Ma...

Apr 17, 2018 by

Education reform seems to be consumed by a string of fads.  When things don’t work out, we tend to move on to the next fad without...

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The Pre-Spinning of NAEP Resul...

Apr 3, 2018 by

NAEP results are being released next week, but state departments of education have already been briefed on their results.  State...

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Did Changed Test Questions Cau...

Mar 27, 2018 by

by By Douglas J. McRae and Williamson M. Evers – Did Smarter Balanced mishandle the bank of test-questions for 2017? Test...

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Yes, School Choice *Is* Local ...

Mar 22, 2018 by

by Jason Bedrick – Even Homer nods. AEI’s Rick Hess and Andy Smarick both have well-earned reputations as thoughtful,...

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Arizona Teacher Pay Frustratio...

Mar 18, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – A 7-year veteran teacher teaching in Arizona’s Paradise Valley Unified School District has created a social...

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Charter Regulation Keeps Out M...

Mar 11, 2018 by

My student, Ian Kingsbury, will be presenting a paper next week at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and...

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Arizona Kids Winning in the Di...

Mar 6, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Looking through the Arizona Auditor General report on Arizona school districts, I noticed interesting...

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Lax School Policing Lets Kids ...

Mar 3, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – RealClearInvestigations carries a well reported and persuasive article by Paul Sperry documenting how Broward...

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The Rise of Indiana Open Enrol...

Feb 27, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Ed Choice’s Drew Catt created this open enrollment map of Indiana. For those squinting at their iPhones,...

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