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The Flight From Reason On Campus

by James W. Ceaservia The Weekly Standard
Monday, December 22, 2014

The university is often said to be the first place in our society to look for the truth. Unfortunately, it is now one of the last places to find it.


Michael Petrilli on The Seth Leibsohn Show

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Seth Leibsohn Show
Friday, December 19, 2014

Research Fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the Common Core on The Seth Leibsohn Show.


How Congress Can Address Over-Testing Without Overreaching

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative John Kline, and their respective staffs have successfully freaked out sizable portions of the education-reform crowd—especially those who spend our days inside the Beltway bubble—by threatening to eliminate No Child Left Behind’s annual testing requirement.

Jeb Bush

Simply By Forming an Exploratory Committee, Jeb Bush Places School Reform On The National Agenda

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

With the announcement by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush that he is exploring a run for the presidency in 2016, school reform has suddenly leaped to the political front page.

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Ohio Needs to Tighten Charter School Oversight, Report Says

mentioning Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ohio's charter school law is long overdue for a rewrite, says a national education-consulting group.

Other Media

The Jury Remains Out On Teacher Tenure And The Courts: A TC Conference Weighs The Implications Of Vergara And Two New York Cases

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Columbia University Teachers College
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In June, a trial court ruled that California’s procedures on teacher tenure and dismissal violated the state constitution because they disproportionately exposed low-income and minority students to “grossly ineffective” teachers.

Jeb Bush
Other Media

Politico: Common Core Could Hurt Jeb Bush's White House Hopes

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia NewsMax
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's support of the Common Core State Standards Initiative could hurt his chances at becoming the nation's next president should he decide to run, writes Politico.


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“The Economics Of International Differences In Educational Achievement”, by Eric Hanushek

featuring Eric Hanushekvia Think Beyond PISA
Sunday, December 14, 2014

A video of a presentation by Senior Fellow Eric Hanushek entitled "The Economics of International Differences in Educational Achievement."

Featured Commentary

The Campus As California

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Campuses are becoming the haunts of the very wealthy and the poor, with little regard for any in-between — sort of like California.

Other Media

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance

by Eric Hanushek, Marc Piopiunik, Simon Wiederholdvia National Burea of Economic Research
Friday, December 12, 2014

Differences in teacher quality are commonly cited as a key determinant of the huge international student performance gaps. However, convincing evidence on this relationship is still lacking, in part because it is unclear how to measure teacher quality consistently across countries.


K-12 Education Task Force

The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.

CREDO at Stanford University