Why Ed Reform Needs Republican...

Nov 10, 2019 by

Rick Hess and I have a piece on National Review making the case, once again, that an ed reform movement that consists almost entirely...

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Nominations Solicited for the ...

Oct 14, 2019 by

Guest post by Greg Forster – It! Is! That Time! Time once again for us to solicit nominations for the Al Copeland Humanitarian...

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The Eternal Teacher Shortage

Sep 19, 2019 by

by Greg Forster – The Oklahoman carries my article on how a century’s worth of headlines in the...

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Childhood Trauma and School Ch...

Sep 10, 2019 by

Guest post by Greg Forster – Opinion leaders in Oklahoma are orchestrating a full-court press to use remediation of “childhood...

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Reinventing Education Schools

Aug 21, 2019 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA has published my in-depth policy brief on why efforts to “reform” education schools don’t go deep enough...

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School Monopoly as Reverse Pat...

Aug 16, 2019 by

Guest post by Greg Forster – OCPA carries my article on the government school monopoly as “reverse patronage system”: In the...

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Beware of Economists Bearing E...

Jul 29, 2019 by

Josh Angrist, the MIT economist and a leading voice on research methods and education policy, has a recent piece in Forbes in which...

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Ed Reform: The Next Generation

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Greg Forster – Much of the old education policy agenda – indiscriminate spending, top-down technocratic standards – is...

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Nightmare in Providence

Jul 5, 2019 by

Guest Post by Jason Bedrick – By now, everyone in the ed policy world is aware of the damning report by Johns Hopkins...

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A Florida Family’s Multi-gener...

Jun 23, 2019 by

Guest Post by Matthew Ladner – Amazing story by Ron Matus about one of the original 57 Opportunity Scholarship students and her...

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A Florida Family’s Multi-gener...

Jun 1, 2019 by

A Florida Family’s Multi-generational struggle for K-12 Opportunity (Guest Post by Matthew Ladner) Amazing story by Ron Matus...

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The Price of Bigotry

May 20, 2019 by

by Greg Forster – Three cheers for George Will’s column today calling upon the Supreme Court to strike down Blaine Amendments:...

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Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Apr 25, 2019 by

Guest post by Patrick J. Wolf – I’ve led or assisted with seven rigorous longitudinal evaluations of privately- or...

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The System Is Beyond Reform

Apr 11, 2019 by

Guest Post by Jason Bedrick – “I get adequate food, and adequate clothing, and medical care when I require it,” said U.S. Naval...

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With Help From Some Friends

Mar 29, 2019 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA carries my article fisking an especially sloppy smear job attacking school choice: I call it a strange...

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New Arts Studies Lost in Busy ...

Mar 19, 2019 by

It’s been a busy week with the publication of an op-ed by me and Rick Hess in the Wall Street Journal and a study in Education Next...

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Picture Yourself in a State by...

Mar 8, 2019 by

by Matthew Ladner – Believe it or not 20 years have passed since Jeb Bush kicked off the Florida K-12 reforms during the 1999...

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WV teachers strike to prevent ...

Feb 28, 2019 by

by Matthew Ladner – So yes that just happened. Florida students with disabilities got the option to attend private schools at...

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Too Many Social Scientists, To...

Feb 20, 2019 by

I’m teaching a seminar for the Honors College this semester on BS. It’s been a lot of fun and the students have been great. ...

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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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