Huge Win for Kids and Religiou...

Jul 1, 2020 by

The legacy of James G. Blaine, “Continental Liar from the State of Maine,” is finally dead. Good riddance! (Guest Post by Jason...

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The Wile E. Coyotes of Ed Refo...

Jun 5, 2020 by

I was raised on a steady diet of watching Looney Tunes. Sitting inches away from the screen every Saturday morning, bathed in its...

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Coming This Fall with an All-S...

May 7, 2020 by

Greg Forster – File this under big-budget franchise reboots nobody was asking for. Reuters: New York will work with the Bill...

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We Interrupt This Communist-Ca...

Apr 30, 2020 by

The Chinese Communist Party’s national computer system for managing surveillance is actually called Skynet. We now return you to your...

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The New “Causal” Research on S...

Mar 1, 2020 by

Some researchers and journalists have become very excited about a new set of studies that claim to find a causal relationship between...

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Even Seemingly-Harmless Choice...

Feb 11, 2020 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA carries my article on an illegal data breach of private data on choice families in Arizona… The Arizona...

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Whole Leech-uage Instruction

Jan 15, 2020 by

(Guest post by Greg Forster) In the past I’ve stayed out of the Reading Wars, but no longer. OCPA carries my latest, in which I...

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Pass the Clicker: College Behi...

Dec 18, 2019 by

If you’d like to see an inspiring example of the power and purpose of education, watch the documentary series College Behind Bars on...

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Pass the Popcorn: Anything Men...

Dec 15, 2019 by

Guest post by Greg Forster – ”Do you know what that means? To forgive?” Adults only. I’m not joking. Go see A Beautiful Day in...

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Are Test Scores as Meaningless...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Guest post by Greg Forster – I’m already seeing this study being discussed as if it debunked all use of test scores. Four...

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Are Test Scores as Meaningless...

Nov 28, 2019 by

Guest post by Greg Forster – I’m already seeing this study being discussed as if it debunked all use of test scores. Four...

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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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