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The Failure Of Civics Education—And The Brown Center

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings continues to issue annual reports on American education, but this year’s version leads one to rue the retirement of Tom Loveless and the exit of Russ Whitehurst (in his case to another berth at Brookings where he continues to churn out terrific stuff).

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Education And The Nation’s Future

by Eric Hanushekvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The United States used to lead the world in educational attainment, but has failed to maintain its dominant position in the last few decades. Improving its students’ educational outcomes would significantly expand the economy and the opportunities available to workers. The future of the United States economy depends on improving the education and skills taught to students, which requires a renewed emphasis on producing, rewarding, and retaining great teachers.

Analysis and Commentary

A Teacher-Centric Approach To School Reform

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 16, 2018

Students in Washington, D.C. have been making large gains on NAEP, and many credit the transformation of the teaching profession that has taken place in DCPS over the past decade.

Analysis and Commentary

A Compromise On Discipline Is At Hand

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, July 16, 2018
I won’t lie: I was disappointed to see so many education-reform leaders and organizations sign onto a letter circulated by Educators for Excellence and the Discipline Revolution Project urging the administration to keep the Obama-era school discipline policy in place. But I remain optimistic that a commonsense resolution can be found—and implemented.
Analysis and Commentary

Affirmative Action On The Ropes?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, July 13, 2018

A case is currently under litigation that however it is decided, will likely reach the Supreme Court. There the diversity industry may face a challenge that brings the institutional racism of affirmative action and its baleful effects to an end.

Analysis and Commentary

Where Education Reform Goes From Here

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, July 12, 2018

After two decades of mostly-forward movement and many big wins, the last few years have been a tough patch for education reform. 

In the News

6 Big Changes Coming To Public Schools And Politics Thanks To The Supreme Court’s Union Smashdown

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Federalist
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME that people cannot be forced to pay unions they don’t want to join, the country has gone from 28 right-to-work states to 50 right-to-work states overnight. That includes several high-population, heavily Democratic states with strong unions: New York, Illinois, and California.
In the News

To Whom Does The Future Belong? What Skills Will Be Needed To Thrive?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia myAJC
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Has education reform hit a wall? 

In the News

Worthwhile Reasons To Move School Elections

quoting Terry M. Moevia News OK
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In political debates on education, it's often argued that state officials should defer decision-making authority to districts in the name of local control. Yet this potentially empowers school employees far more than the families of children served by those schools.

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Analysis and Commentary

Where Education Reform Goes From Here

by Michael J. Petrillivia Medium
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

After two decades of mostly-forward movement and many big wins, the last few years have been a tough patch for education reform. The populist right has attacked standards, testing, and accountability, with particular emphasis on the Common Core, as well as testing itself. The election of Donald Trump and appointment of Betsy DeVos, meanwhile, have made school choice and charter schools toxic on much of the progressive left.


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The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.

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