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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.

In the News

State K-12 Leaders Cautious In Assessing Draft ESSA Rules

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Accountability plans wait for post-election.

Analysis and Commentary

Charter School Pluralism: "No-Excuses" And Beyond

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Friday, June 3, 2016

Why our founding document undermines effective government—and why we need a more powerful presidency.

In the News

Report: Improving School Quality Would Create A Half-Trillion Dollars In Oregon

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Portland Tribune
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Chalkboard project says the way to do that is through teachers.

In the News

$20 Billion In Tax Credits Fails To Increase College Attendance

mentioning Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The New York Times
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Taxpayers will file for $20 billion in tax credits for college expenses they paid in 2015, but while those who get them will no doubt be happy, new evidence shows they have no effect on encouraging people to attend college.

Analysis and Commentary

Policy Change Is Not The Only Path To School Reform

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, April 18, 2016

It strikes me, and several others with whom I’ve spoken in recent months, that education reform is at a turning point. It’s not just the new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which sends key decisions back to the states. It’s bigger than that. It’s a feeling of exhaustion with policy as the primary driver of educational change.

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Servants of All

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 18, 2016

Advice to would-be school reformers: argue less, listen more, and check your halo at the door.

In the News

Is Common Core No More?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Politifact
Monday, February 29, 2016

President Barack Obama signed sweeping education reform into law in December that gives states more freedom to develop their own K-12 education standards.

In the News

Feds Limit Intrusion Into Classrooms

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Forsyth Herald
Thursday, January 21, 2016

The national push away from mandatory assessments and the diminished role federal government in the classroom could signal a return to more local control of public schools.

Teachers picket in La Habra last December
In the News

Union Dues Blues

quoting Terry M. Moevia City Journal
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Government labor groups have a customer-satisfaction problem.

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