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Charter Schools At 30: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Mannovia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Today, forty-four states—plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam—have public charter school laws on their statute books, laws that have led to more than 7,500 schools employing 200,000-plus teachers and serving 3.3 million students. 

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Sweet Home Alabama

interview with Stephen Haber, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The building blocks for a futuristic American state.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: “Dismantling Racism In Mathematics Instruction”

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

A Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, Williamson M. Evers, Ph.D., joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a proposed mathematics curriculum framework in California which, if passed, could stunt student progress in math and halt gifted-and-talented programs.


The Civic-Education Battles

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Civic education has emerged as a major front in the bitter clash spilling over into many domains between left and right in America. Since the civic-education battles revolve around the nation’s core principles and fundamental character, they may prove the decisive front.

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t let them make you do it, Haley!

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, May 3, 2021

You wouldn’t expect a conservative Republican like former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour to turn into a facsimile of Chairman Xi as muzzler of dissent and monitor of communications, but something of the sort has reared its head at the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which Barbour chairs.

Analysis and Commentary

The Common Ground On Race And Education That’s Hiding In Plain Sight

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, May 27, 2021

I’m sure I’m not the only one who is depressed and dispirited by the latest skirmishes in education’s never-ending culture wars—the tussles about critical race theory, “anti-racist” education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. I’ve got friends and colleagues on both sides of these battles, who hold positions that are both heartfelt and hardening. I am not naïve enough to believe that they are likely to declare a truce anytime soon.

EducationAnalysis and Commentary

LA Teacher Union Prioritizes Hamas Over Reopening Schools

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Two months ago, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky remarked, “My son is back in school. CDC believes schools should be the last place to close and the first place to open.” Lucky for Walensky that she doesn’t live in California, which is among the worst states in returning students to their classrooms.


Poorly Targeted: Student Loan Forgiveness

by Michael J. Petrillivia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Rather than forgiving student loans across the board, targeted assistance is a better way to benefit the people who need the most help.

Analysis and Commentary

Marbury V. The Education Department

by John Yoovia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, May 24, 2021

[Subscription Required] Biden’s secretary defies the Supreme Court’s foundational decision from 1803.


The Education Exchange: Maverick: A Biography Of Thomas Sowell

by Paul E. Peterson featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 24, 2021

A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Jason Riley, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Riley’s new biography on Thomas Sowell, which chronicles the life of the long-time senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.


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