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The Disconnect Between Educati...

Jun 25, 2017 by

I’ve written several times before about the disconnect between changing test scores and changing life outcomes.  In general, even...

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North Carolina sets special ne...

Jun 22, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – The North Carolina legislature has passed an Education Savings Account program for children with...

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With Help From Some Friends

Jun 13, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Important new study from the Fordham Institute on open enrollment in Ohio. The map above shows dark blue...

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“Public Schooling” Is a Myth...

Jun 9, 2017 by

The answer is the same for the question: “Do ‘public schools’ serve all students?” Image credit: Snopes. by Robert Enlow – Some...

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“Not Just Taking Their Money”...

Jun 2, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – RedefinED profiles an interesting snippet from current Florida K-12 politics. There is quite the...

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Los Angeles Charter School Stu...

May 30, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – One finds the largest gaps between charter and district performance in the entire NAEP in the Trial Urban...

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USA prepares to sell off half ...

May 26, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – The legacy of Al Copeland Humanitarian Award winner George P. Mitchell just continues to grow and grow....

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Cultural Activity Matters

May 21, 2017 by

Some people have been puzzled as to why I’ve been studying how cultural activities, like visiting an art museum or seeing live...

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New Schools Venture Fund Summi...

May 19, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – I had the pleasure of participating in a debate/discussion on tensions in the education reform movement at...

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Texas Implemented a special ed...

May 16, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – The Raise Your Hand Texas group has released a white paper opposing an ESA program for special needs...

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That’s Not Fair!

May 12, 2017 by

by Patrick J. Wolf – We parents all have heard the claim that something wasn’t fair.  “Suzie got a bigger piece of cake than I...

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Do Parents Care About Test Sco...

May 9, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – To test, or not to test? That is the question at the center of one of Matt Barnum’s latest and last articles...

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If You Mostly Care About Test ...

Apr 28, 2017 by

If you mostly care about test scores, private school choice is not for you.  Despite the vast majority of randomized control trials...

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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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