Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn interviews author David Osborne concerning the charter school movement and Osborne offers his outlook for the future of public education as he discusses his book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System.
Last week, Maryland governor Larry Hogan notified the State Board of Education (on which I serve*) and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that he will not sign the state’s ESSA accountability plan, which is due in Washington on Monday. The previous day, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker notified his...
After taking last year off, we’re back with our (mostly) annual look at who is dominating Twitter and other forms of social media in the education policy world. This exercise is inevitably unscientific and subjective, so please take it with a grain of salt. Still, the trends are always...
A recent New York Timesanalysis suggests that a generation of policies meant to bring racial proportionality to our selective colleges has failed. “Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago,” declared the authors.
In an effort to deal with the skyrocketing cost of teacher pensions, Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed shifting one-third the cost of the pensions onto towns, a move that will likely drive up property taxes as municipalities scramble to come up with $408 million in 2018.
The Manchester bombing has made clear a troubling “bipartisan consensus” that few will acknowledge explicitly, says David French at National Review: Namely, that “a certain amount of terrorism is just the price we have to pay to live the way we want to live.” Because “neither our nation nor any of our European allies is willing to pay the price to reduce the terror threat to its pre-9/11 scale.”
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.