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October 13, 2011 | Freedom Politics

New law nationalizes science education standards

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB300, Oct. 8, which approves the forthcoming national science-curriculum standards and lays out the path for California to put them into effect in 2013...I see three problems with the policy contained in California’s new law...
September 26, 2011 | Freedom Politics

Obama should heed Tocqueville on schools

It is worth the time to remind ourselves what some of Tocqueville’s insights were. Once we do, we can consider the Obama administration’s current nationalization of K-12 public-school curriculum, with Tocqueville’s insights in mind...
September 15, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

A Blue-State Bailout in Disguise

Our new study shows that under the Obama jobs bill, debt-ridden states will get another big handout...
August 30, 2011 | Freedom Politics

Are NCLB waivers legal?

Here we have the U.S. Department of Education, a part of the Executive branch, saying that -- to receive waivers from NCLB sanctions -- the states must agree to conditions set by the Department. Yet these conditions are found nowhere in NCLB...
August 28, 2011 | Newsweek

Why Can't American Students Compete?

...32 percent of U.S. public and private-school students in the class of 2011 are deemed proficient in mathematics, placing the United States 32nd among the 65 nations that participated in the latest international tests administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)...
August 5, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Do We Really Need to Spend More on Schools?

Americans think so, until they hear that we spend $13,000 per student already...
July 18, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

The Internet Will Reduce Teachers Union Power

Online learning means fewer teachers (and union members) per student...
July 14, 2011 | CNN.com

Don't ditch testing after Atlanta cheating, boost test security

Cheating should not lead us to abandon assessments, even as we develop additional performance indicators for our schools and educators...
July 11, 2011 | Weekly Standard

Let’s Talk Education Reform

The Republican presidential field is beginning to take shape, and candidates and maybe-candidates are figuring out where they stand and what to say. Sooner or later, they will need to say something about education. May we suggest a few talking points...?
June 22, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

How to Run Public Schools in the 21st Century

Our current models are bad for taxpayers--and calamitous for kids...