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Mission Statement

In the stormy seas of school reform, this journal will steer a steady course, presenting the facts as best they can be determined, giving voice (without fear or favor) to worthy research, sound ideas, and responsible arguments. Bold change is needed in American K–12 education, but Education Next partakes of no program, campaign, or ideology. It goes where the evidence points.


Martin R. West

Senior Editor

Paul E. Peterson

Executive Editors

Anna J. Egalite
Frederick M. Hess
Michael B. Horn
Marci Kanstoroom
Michael J. Petrilli

Managing Editor

Michael Poor

Manuscript Editors

Hannah Benoit
Kathleen Carroll

Design Director

J Porter

Web Editor

Nick Tavares

Contributing Editors

Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Jay P. Greene
June Kronholz

Editorial Advisory Board

Joshua Dunn
David N. Figlio
Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Jay P. Greene
Eric A. Hanushek
William G. Howell
Caroline M. Hoxby
Kirabo Jackson
Robin J. Lake
David L. Leal
Michael Podgursky
Jacob L. Vigdor
Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst

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Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University


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All papers published in the research section of Education Next have been subjected to peer review. Papers that have not been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal are submitted to scholars with expertise about the topic of the paper. A single-blind process is followed: authors are not told the identity of the reviewers, but are provided with a copy of the reviewers’ feedback. Reviews from at least two scholars must be received prior to publication. Papers that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal are only subject to additional peer review at the discretion of the editors. Editors may ask authors to revise papers in light of reviewer comments. A decision whether or not to publish is based on reviewer comments and the editors’ own assessments of the quality of the paper.

The opinions expressed in Education Next are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editorial Board of Education Next, or the sponsor of Education Next.

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