Published Articles & Media
Costs of Past and Future Learning Losses
For the United States, the already accrued learning losses are expected to amount to $14.2 trillion, and would grow if schools are unable to restart quickly.
Focus on Teaching, Not Just Masks and Hand-Sanitizer
Make schools better than they were by relying more on the best teachers
Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars
‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.
The Achievement Gap Fails to Close
Half century of testing shows persistent divide between haves and have-nots
Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students?
International evidence on teacher cognitive skills and student performance
What Do Test Scores Really Mean for the Economy?
Test scores today say a lot about what our labor force will look like over the coming decades.
Apprenticeship Programs in a Changing Economic World
In a knowledge-based economy, early employment gains with vocational training may lead to later problems when specific skills become obsolete and workers lack the ability to adjust to a changed economic environment.
Emulating Germany’s Apprenticeship System Won’t Make America Great Again
Trump’s apprenticeship expansion will not substitute for our failing K-12 schooling system.
American Teachers Unions Oppose Innovative Schools—in Africa
Bridge Academies show promising results in Kenya and Uganda, but unions see them only as a threat.
Student Achievement and Every State’s Economic Future
Vast economic gains are likely to accrue to any state that can improve the quality of its schools.