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Educational Opportunity and th...

Jan 3, 2019 by

Guest Post by Matthew Ladner – Over at Chamber Business News today I discuss the above map from the indespensible Garrett...

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That’s no moon, that’s a Death...

Dec 13, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – So my son Ben had an social studies assignment to explain the legislative process. He had to build a...

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The Prodigal Nerd Returns to F...

Dec 4, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – A bit of personal news- I’ve taken a new gig at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as editor...

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Racism in Public Schools

Nov 29, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA carries my article on racism in public schools: Robinson’s case attracted wider attention, threatening...

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And the Winner of the 2018 “Al...

Nov 3, 2018 by

It was a very crowded field of excellent nominees for this year’s Al Copeland Humanitarian Award. In total there were 8 nominees (two...

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Nominated for the Al Copeland ...

Oct 31, 2018 by

by Collin Hitt – Has any charity done more good in America than Joy Morton did as an entrepreneur? He was the founder of Morton...

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For The Al: The Rock of Chicka...

Oct 28, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – As the prospect of civil war loomed in 1860, southern partisans in the U.S. Army began shuffling commands...

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Rats Bite Children at Mismanag...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash by Jason Bedrick – Here’s a story you probably haven’t seen before:   The rodent problem was...

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Nominations Solicited for the ...

Oct 8, 2018 by

It is time once again for us to solicit nominations for the Al Copeland Humanitarian Award.  The criteria of the Al Copeland...

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New Field Trip Study

Oct 3, 2018 by

The National Art Education Association and the Association of Art Museum Directors just released a new study examining the effects of...

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Want More Art Ed? Decentralize...

Sep 17, 2018 by

I just came back from the National Convening of the Arts Education Partnership.  It was a fantastic gathering of arts advocates,...

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Grand Canyon Institute Makes V...

Sep 13, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – The double-plus good propaganda generators are at it again here in the Cactus Patch- in the latest edition...

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With Help From Some Friends

Sep 9, 2018 by

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner) Fall has arrived in an even-numbered year, which means that in addition to football there are also...

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Schooling is Starting to Catch...

Sep 6, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Over at RedefinED Jack Coons reflects on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the book Education by...

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Ed Reform Political Judgment O...

Aug 24, 2018 by

The Ed Reform Establishment tends to favor more highly regulated and targeted school choice programs.  When challenged on the merits...

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AZ Charters CeleNAEP Good Time...

Aug 21, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – The full implications of this new analysis from the Arizona Charter School Association showing that Arizona...

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Masters in Someone Else’s Home...

Aug 16, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – In the film Gandhi a crucial scene involves a meeting with British colonial overlords. At one point a...

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Education Reform 2003 to 2017:...

Jul 24, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Having had some time to reflect upon the 2017 NAEP, let’s take stock of things. In this we should keep in...

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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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