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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.

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The Education Exchange: Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Maine Can Exclude Religious Schools

"It's religious discrimination... and it's unconstitutional," says lawyer Michael Bindas, explaining the First Amendment issue in Carson v. Makin.
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The Education Exchange: Mask-Wearing Mandates Are Based on “Pathetic” Lack of Data, a Johns Hopkins Doctor Warns

"This recommendation for every three-year-old in America to wear a mask with such universality and vigor is disproportional to any science to support it," says Professor Marty Makary

Results from the 2021 Education Next Poll

Click through to see interactive results from the 2021 Education Next survey.

Education Next Annual Poll: Trends Through 2021

This graphic accompanies “Hunger for Stability Quells Appetite for Change: Results of the 2021 Education Next Survey of Public Opinion,” by Michael B. Henderson, David Houston, Paul E. Peterson, and Martin R. West.
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The Education Exchange: Understanding the Failure of Common Core

A "blunt instrument" to share common standards for college-readiness across states wound up on the ash heap. Tom Loveless tells the story in a new book.
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The Education Exchange: “It’s Not How Much You Spend, It’s How You Spend It.”

Use the flood of federal cash to create the right incentives for teaching and learning, says Stanford's Eric Hanushek
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The Education Exchange: Walsh – In Six States, Institutions Where Nearly Every Teacher Candidate Who Takes the License Exam Flunks on First Try, a New Report Finds

Eleven states wouldn't even provide the pass rate. "One of the states told us that the reason they're not going to turn over the data is that it will look bad."
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Donald Kagan on a Liberal Education

Wisdom from the Yale professor and former dean, who died this week.

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