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February 9, 2012 | Education Next

In the Digital World, Every District Can Compete with Every Other

Putting districts in charge of online learning, while allowing them to contract out to private providers if they wish, creates a competitive marketplace within a legitimate political framework...
December 14, 2011 | Education Next

In Praise of Performance Pay—for Online Learning Companies

Personally, I’d like to see performance-based pay for all schools. That won’t fly anytime soon, but performance-pay for online learning (at the least the full-time, virtual charter school version) could. Which state is ready to give it a try...?
October 26, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Digital Peril

Let's rethink the computer-centric classroom...
October 17, 2011 | Education Next

Jeb Bush, Melinda Gates, Sal Khan and the Coming Digital Learning Battle

The debate over digital learning will soon enter a new phase...we can expect a strenuous, highly politicized debate over the way in which digital learning should be provided...
October 2, 2011 | Room for Debate (New York Times)

Technology to Reach Everyone

As I explained last year in “Saving Schools,” new technologies are becoming available that will allow all students to be taught at their own learning point...
July 18, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

The Internet Will Reduce Teachers Union Power

Online learning means fewer teachers (and union members) per student...
April 6, 2011 | Education Next

A Pedagogical Divide in the World of Digital Learning

Digital learning is gaining support from across the political spectrum...But when walking through the virtual forest, one stumbles up and down many an ancient pedagogical divide...
January 28, 2011 | Education Week (subscription required)

Flaws in a Less Rigorous Education 'Dashboard'

The Obama administration's new online education dashboard highlights the wrong data, and too much of it—giving the public a less than-succinct summary of school and student performance..
December 1, 2010 | Education Next

Getting the Policy Environment Right for Digital Learning

As states begin to expand their virtual education programs, some basic principles need to guide their choices, if digital learning is to have the transformative impact that I have elsewhere argued is entirely possible...
September 5, 2010 | Becker-Posner Blog

Higher Education and Technological Advances as Countries Develop

...[I]n order for poorer countries to continue to grow at fast rates, they must move beyond specialization in goods produced with relatively unskilled labor...