Published Articles & Media
Will Dismal New National Test Results in Civics and History Finally Spark Improvements?
Weak standards, poorly prepared teachers, and meager instructional time contribute to bleak outcomes
Rewrite Attendance Laws to Promote Learning, Not Seat Time
Refocus instead on mastery
Teacher Pay Could Be Higher, But Unions, Parents Chose Smaller Classes Instead
Sanders, Weingarten, Pringle don't want to make tradeoffs. They want more of everything.
Can We Revive Standards-Based Reform?
Statewide curriculum sounds seductive, but charters, vouchers are more promising.
“It Felt Like Guerrilla Warfare”
Student achievement levels in the Nation’s Report Card: a brief history of “basic,” “proficient,” and “advanced”
Did Public Education Have it Coming?
Crisis for students, parents, taxpayers—not just the "system."
A Century of School Reform, Through the Eyes of Larry Cuban
"Schools, rather than altering a capitalist democratic society, reflect it."
My Friend Denis Doyle
Passionate about school choice, but no "silver bullet" reformer.
A Parents’ Education Bill of Rights Is a Fine Thing—Within Limits
Education is not exclusively the province of parents any more than it’s the monopoly of the state.
Blinding Ourselves to America’s Achievement Woes
Even AP students now seek out "easy" subjects, such as "human geography."