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Education Issues

Inside Finland: Why the Best are Still Pretty Bad

Similarities and differences between the world's school systems are important. We can learn from them...

The Jeb Bush K-12 Plan

Jeb Bush has a good K-12 plan. It might be his script as Secretary of Education...

NSCW 2016! Dallas ISD Charter School Fight

National School Choice Week is here and while most of the nation is celebrating the great school choice options in each state, a Dallas Independent School District charter school zoning showdown reveals school choice opponents in Dallas...

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...


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