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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: Open Schools Immediately Everywhere, a Stanford Doctor Says

Closures impose "enormous harm that our kids will pay for their entire lives."
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The Education Exchange: Public-School Parents Turn to Catholic Schools

"The whole thing is an argument for school choice because if we did not exist as an alternative system, those parents would have been in a really, really tough spot," a superintendent says.

Baby Bust

The 2020 Census makes newly relevant a column that anticipated the findings
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“Reopening Hesitancy” Threatens Fall 2021

"It's been absolutely wrong to keep schools closed."
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The Education Exchange: Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

Obligations to African-Americans are special, but reparations are not an appropriate response
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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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