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Education Issues

National School Choice Week: Cause for Celebration

Since the first private school voucher program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1991, there have dramatic gains throughout the nation in education choice...

Tax Credit Funded Education Savings Accounts

Education Savings Accounts can be designed to avoid state Supreme Court challenges...

Four Failed Federal Education Reforms

Recent education reform initiatives by several administrations produced, at best, minimal improvements in student performance at a high price to taxpayers...

The Berenstain Bears Avoid One-Dimensional Thinking: Why Can't Educators and Policymakers?

A writer of children's books understands that student ability is not monolithic...

The Consequences of High-Regulation in School Choice

As the public demand for school choice shifts into high gear, so does the focus shift from school choice to school quality...

SOTU: President Obama's Failed Education Policies

Despite President Obama's claim to victory in some federal education policies, he will leave a record of a series of failed policies, including all of the ones he mentioned in his final SOTU message...

No Child Left Behind, now Every Child Succeeds Act, Lacks Accountability

With new assessment flexibility, the Every Student Succeeds Act eliminates traditional yearly student assessment tests, the only way to keep teachers accountable, writes Lloyd Bentsen IV...

The Dance Continues: Changing the Locus of Political Control Mostly Misses the Point

We have yet to learn the key lesson of failed attempts to significantly improve the school system, writes John Merrifield...

Education Department Runs 'Second Chance' Pell Pilot for Prisoners

The Department of Education's new push to extend Pell Grants to students incarcerated in state or federal prisons may be costlier and less effective than the vocational training programs already in place...

Arne Duncan: Common Core Now Letter of the Law and Can Be Implemented

The federal government now has the ability to implement Common Core, according to former Education Secretary Arne Duncan...


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