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June 3, 2011 | Cincinnati Enquirer

Teacher merit pay will move districts forward

Moving toward a fairer and more modern system of gauging teacher effectiveness and using that information to inform personnel decisions will give districts the flexibility their leaders crave -and need even more when budgets are shrinking...
April 9, 2011 | Columbus Dispatch (OH)

Evaluation of teachers must improve

Given how powerfully teachers can alter students' life trajectories, it is not only prudent but imperative to push reforms that enable education leaders to distinguish effective teachers from ineffective ones...
November 27, 2010 | Columbus Dispatch (OH)

Schools need to keep the best teachers

Nothing affects student performance more than great teachers. Conversely, weak teachers can do irreparable damage to children and their learning. This alone should prompt Ohio to glean as much information as possible about teacher effectiveness...
August 29, 2010 | Plain Dealer (OH)

Use Ohio's value-added data to assess teacher effectiveness

Nothing matters more to student learning than teacher quality. Not class size, not poverty, not family background, not even overall school quality...


March 25, 2011 | Education Next

A Conservative’s Dilemma: School Choice versus Fiscal Responsibility

What’s more important for conservatives – more school choice or making our ends meet...?
July 6, 2010 | Education Next

A Think Tank Gets Real: Fordham’s Experience as a Charter-School Authorizer

Debates around charter schools – their role, their efficacy, even their right to exist – remain hot and contentious in the Buckeye State, perhaps more so than anywhere else in the nation. But Fordham hasn’t merely weighed in from the lens of think tank and choice advocate...


July 6, 2010 | Education Next

Tough Love for Charter Schools

Chester Finn and Terry Ryan describe the efforts of the Fordham Institute to rescue struggling charter schools in Ohio while serving as a charter authorizer...

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July 7, 2010 | Education Next

Authorizing Charters

The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation’s long and deep immersion in Ohio education policy, particularly in the charter-school realm, includes a half decade of direct experience as “authorizer” of several charters...