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Muslim Schools Should Be Shut Down, Says Anti-Radical Islam Campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Nine Honey
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A prominent anti-radical Islam campaigner has called for all Muslim schools in Sydney to be shut down. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Three Miracles Required For Donald Trump To Become The Patron Saint Of School Choice

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For months now, the buzz inside the beltway swamp has been that President Trump intends to propose a huge tax-credit scholarship program as part of his tax reform initiative. That expectation has led to lively debates, both on the page and on the stage, and earlier this month was the focus of Fordham’s annual Wonkathon.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Improve Delaware’s School Accountability Plan

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via Delaware Online
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Delaware’s proposed plan to hold schools accountable for student outcomes does a lot of things right, but it doesn’t do all it could to meet the educational needs of high achievers, especially those growing up in poverty.

Interviews

Samuel Abrams: Why Ideology Matters On Campus

interview with Samuel J. Abramsvia WGBH (New England)
Friday, March 24, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Samuel Abrams talks about how the lack of ideological diversity in academia is a disaster for higher education. Abrams says schools must demand a better balance, or risk making certain students feel left out.

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The Collapse Of Academic Standards

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, March 23, 2017

While ersatz “credit recovery” and grade inflation devalue the high school diploma by boosting graduation rates even as NAEP, PISA, PARCC, SAT, and sundry other measures show that no true gains are being made in student achievement, forces are at work to do essentially the same thing to the college diploma.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Fat Chance For Trump's Skinny Budget

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses President Trump’s education budget.

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Stanford Study Suggests Students Get Lousy Returns From Online Education

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia University Herald
Friday, March 24, 2017

There are a lot of benefits to online education. However, A study by a professor of economics at Stanford University has found that there is little support for the optimistic projections about this type of learning.

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Maryland Education Coalition Statement On The Protect Our Schools Act Of 2017

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia MarylandCAN
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coalition of advocates in Maryland strongly opposes weak accountability measures embedded in HB 978.

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A Painful ESSA Setback In Maryland

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Maryland prides itself on having high-performing public schools, but the truth is that its primary-secondary education system is failing to prepare far too many children for what follows. On the most recent (2015) National Assessment of Educational Progress, for example, barely one third of the state’s eighth graders were “proficient” or “advanced” in either math or reading.

Analysis and Commentary

Young People Robbed Of Individualism

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

America used to be a land of “rugged individualism.” People came to this country so that the key decisions about their lives would no longer be made by kings and queens, or the church, or their social class, but rather for themselves. Individual freedom was promised by the Declaration of Independence and protected by the Constitution.

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