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Area 45: Education Reform

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr., Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Education reform, the civil rights issue of our time?


It’s Racial Indoctrination Day At An Upscale Chicagoland School

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 17, 2017

As administrators foist ‘social justice’ on 4,000 suburban students, parents plead for balance.


Trump’s Education Pick: A Win For Public-School Parents

by Paul E. Petersonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 12, 2016

School choice might be the answer for parents who want more for their kids.

Analysis and Commentary

Elizabeth Warren, The Prisoner Of ‘Powerful Interests’

by Michael J. Petrillivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Massachusetts liberal rails against money in politics—so she should pay back union help.

Analysis and Commentary

How Charter School Boards Affect School Quality

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A new Fordham Institute study, Charter School Boards in the Nation's Capital, asks a simple but largely uninvestigated question: Do the characteristics, views, and practices of charter boards have any bearing on charter school quality?

In the News

How To Improve Public Education? All Of The Above

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Star Tribune (MN)
Saturday, September 10, 2016

“The most visible and substantial education reform of the modern era … the best example of reinventing government applied to public education,” is how Chester Finn and Bruno Manno describe chartering in their new book from Harvard Education Press.


Charter Schools Are Reinventing Local Control In Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 5, 2016

Charters are supplanting the union-dominated school board model. The big winners are students.


Clinton Abandons The Middle On Education

by Paul E. Peterson, Martin R. Westvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Most rank-and-file Democrats disagree with the party platform.

In the News

Does Trump Nomination Culminate A 180-Degree Turn On Education Reform

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Deseret News (UT)
Monday, August 1, 2016

Education reformers from both parties are concerned, as Democrats lean against standardized testing to align with the teacher union pressure, who refer to such tests as "test and punish." Meanwhile, Republican leaders criticize any form of centralization, both federal oversight and the state-coordinated Common Core.

In the News

Putin’s Military Buildup In The Baltic Stokes Invasion Fears

quoting Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Baltic officials say NATO forces are not enough to deter Russia.


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