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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: Are Lack of Funding and Covid Spread Forcing Schools to Close?

Nationwide data on fiscal resources, union influence, and politics on school closures
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The Education Exchange: Low-Cost Private Schools Serving the Global Poor

"They pay fees, they expect more," explains "Really Good Schools" author James Tooley
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The Education Exchange: Yes, It Is Safe to Reopen Schools

"These are huge costs that we've asked moms and kids to bear for very little public health benefit from having schools closed...the average student could lose between $61,000 to $88,000 of lifetime earnings."
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EdNext Podcast: An Optimist’s Guide to American Public Education

"Every school has some teacher who really gets kids excited," says Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews
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The Education Exchange: The Entire Oakley, California, School Board Resigned

On a hot mic, parents were said to want “their babysitters back”
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EdNext Podcast: Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education—New Evidence from Florida

"It's rational to be worried about the stigma associated with a disability diagnosis for students who do not in fact have disabilities. ...But there's also reason to think that it's a really big problem to not give student services who really need them."
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The Education Exchange: Wisconsin’s Act 10, Ten Years On

Governor Scott Walker's reform of pensions, collective-bargaining for public employees saved $14 billion. Dire consequences predicted by unions failed to materialize.
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EdNext Podcast: Keep Cameras on in Classrooms, Even after the Pandemic Ends

Like televising courtroom proceedings or putting body-cams on police officers, it adds transparency.

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