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Connecticut Did Less with More

Oct 15, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – A faction of folks in Arizona’s K-12 debate yearns to be Connecticut, but be careful what you wish for-you...

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Advice to the Arnold Foundatio...

Oct 4, 2017 by

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is impressive for its intellectual honesty and curiosity.  They have an education reform...

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Can School Choice Reduce Bully...

Sep 30, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – Yesterday, the New York Times told the tragic story of a student tormented for his ethnicity and sexual...

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Florida Scholarships Boost Col...

Sep 28, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program is the largest in the country, serving more than 100,000 students....

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There Will Always be a Scottsd...

Sep 19, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Here on the JPGB I’ve been keeping an eye on Scottsdale Unified, as the district makes for an interesting...

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Diversity and Community on Cam...

Sep 17, 2017 by

by Greg Forster – Just in time for the Ben Shapiro non-Ragnarok in Berkeley, OCPA’s Perspective carries my article on diversity...

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I’ve been CHAITED, been MISTRE...

Sep 10, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – HT to Asness on the title I stopped reading Jonathan Chait’s piece on charter schools when I came across...

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With Help From Some Friends

Sep 4, 2017 by

What do students learn from field trips to see live theater?  As it turns out, quite a lot.  That’s the finding of my new working...

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Harper’s Magazine Publishes an...

Aug 31, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – Harper’s Magazine wrote a long piece about K-12 education in Arizona. Sigh The piece is by-the-numbers...

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Christian Theology and Sending...

Aug 12, 2017 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA’s Perspective carries my latest, on the question of whether sending your children to public schools...

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More Chutzpah

Aug 8, 2017 by

In my last post I described how Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Parag Pathak, and Christopher Walters (APW) released an evaluation of the 1st...

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The Chutzpah of Abdulkadiroglu...

Aug 6, 2017 by

Chutzpah is jokingly defined as murdering one’s parents and then complaining about being an orphan. Attila Abdulkadiroglu, Parag...

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USDOE Rediscovers Federalism

Aug 2, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – Last month, as detailed here, the U.S. Department of Education rejected Delaware’s ESSA plan for being...

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School Choice and Segregation ...

Aug 1, 2017 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA’s Perspective carries my new article on school choice and segregation. I wrote it before the recent...

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Playing Ostrich About the Effe...

Jul 18, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – There’s plenty to quibble with in Mark Dynarski’s post at EdNext this morning, but his claims about...

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Getting Facts Right

Jul 16, 2017 by

Education policy debates, like national political disputes, are increasingly frustrating because we are having difficulty agreeing on...

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If You Give the Feds a Cookie…...

Jul 13, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – Proponents of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) assured us that it would curb executive overreach by the...

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What Went Right?

Jul 8, 2017 by

by Matthew Ladner – I was one of the people who decided to read more about Islamic history after 9/11. Half way through Bernard...

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Granite State Enacts Second Sc...

Jun 29, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – In a week that’s already loaded with good news for school choice, Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire decided...

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The Beginning of the End for B...

Jun 28, 2017 by

by Jason Bedrick – Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Trinity Lutheran that the U.S. Constitution prohibits the...

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