March 10, 2021
Where once American history courses focused on our country’s founding principles, soon such courses started to emphasize political activism and the grievances of various subgroups in American society.
December 15, 2020
Many educators who think they are “reformers” would like performance-based tests
January 14, 2020
What, then, can college readiness test scores in mathematics and reading tell us?
June 5, 2019
The research is mixed. Some reviews (of the many studies on retention or promotion) have shown little benefit for retention in grade 3 compared with social promotion to grade 4.
September 25, 2017
As the dean of a prominent graduate school of education noted in an article published several years ago: “Schools are not the major cause of the achievement gap.”
March 6, 2017
When the concept of accountability burst upon education policymaking in the latter half of the 20th century, it sounded like a good idea.
March 1, 2017
"President Trump’s speech should help him gain public support for his programs. Inviting Democrats to put petty politics aside and work with him for the good of the country was a reasonable request." - Robert Genetski
February 7, 2017
‘The status quo in American education must be broken, and Betsy DeVos is the first nominee for the Department of Education who might actually break it.’ – Bruno Behrend
December 25, 2016
Little birds are flying around everywhere these days, tweeting “school choice” as the last hope for education reform.
November 9, 2016
In the November 8 election, Donald Trump won the presidency and Republicans retained control of the House and Senate. In state races, Republicans expanded their majorities in state legislatures and gubernatorial mansions.