Nathan Glazer talks with Education Next about E.D. Hirsch’s new book, The Making of Americans.
Harvard University government professor Paul Peterson argues that although many efforts have been well-intentioned, even noble, American schools haven't kept pace with changes in society.
Long overshadowed by other domestic issues, education-policy reform has begun moving up on the Obama administration's agenda. . . .
How many days a year did the future Alexander the Great study with Aristotle? . . .
For five good reasons, conservatives should take seriously the potential of the newly released (in draft form) “common” education standards to strengthen U.S. education. . . .
One study of 29 countries found that the level of competition among schools was directly tied to higher test scores in reading and math. . . .
My feet aren't frozen, but as the march toward national or "common" academic standards trudges through deepening snow, they're getting chilly. . . .
A huge amount of research, including my own, in more than 25 states shows that other things being equal, smaller schools produce higher academic achievement than larger schools. . . .
Checker Finn, one of the nation's leading proponents of national standards, writes in Gadfly today (Mar. 5) that he has accumulated seven worries. . . .
If the nation's education system finally makes a meaningful turn for the better, March 10 may very well mark the turning point. . . .
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