Twenty-five years ago, there was a clarion call for better education. The clamor for school testing has drowned it out. By Diane Ravitch.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Forget about death and taxes as life’s only certainties.
One study of 29 countries found that the level of competition among schools was directly tied to higher test scores in reading and math. . . .
Whether racing to the top or sinking in debt (or both), some governors are taking the school-reform baton back from Washington. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
The education reform movement is stumbling to a halt, and needs its own version of back to basics. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
A look at the most powerful force in American education—and it isn’t a force for good. By Terry M. Moe.