Chester E. Finn Jr. (Senior Fellow and Chair, K–12 Education Task Force) and Eric Hanushek (Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education and member of the K–12 Education Task Force) are quoted
Once a passionate advocate for injecting greater competition and accountability into the U.S. education system, the New York University scholar Diane Ravitch realized three years ago that her views had evolved to a point where she was contradicting herself on a regular basis. . . .
Kentucky was named one of 16 finalists in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top competition on Thursday, moving one step closer to securing up to $200 million in federal grants intended to improve schools. . . .
March 2, 2010 | New York Times Magazine (registration required)
Eric Hanushek (Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education and member of the K–12 Education Task Force) is quoted
Although the jobs bill wending its way through Congress might help, we should expect to see more teachers lose their jobs this spring as states cut into education funds to balance their budgets, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently told the National Governors Association. . . .
Tom Loveless (member of the K–12 Education Task Force) is quoted
Spurred by a succession of reports pointing to the importance of algebra as a gateway to college, educators and policymakers embraced “algebra for all” policies in the 1990s and began working to ensure that students take the subject by 9th grade or earlier. . . .