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Ira Stoll


Ira Stoll is the managing editor of Education Next.

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Building covered in red tape

Growth in Administrative Staff, Assistant Principals Far Outpaces Teacher Hiring

Labor Department counts 271,020 K-12 “education administrators,” with an average wage of more than $100,000 a year

From a Half-Century-Old Novel, Wisdom about Teaching and Education Reform, with 2020 Political Implications

“Who was I to think I could change the face of American education?” asks the fictional Frank Prescott.
Senator Tim Scott speaking at a podium

At National Convention, Republicans Push School Choice

“When a parent has a choice, their kid has a better chance,” Senator Tim Scott Says
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SEC Announces $40 million Settlement in Florida Teacher Pension Case

“Fraud or deceit” in a case involving a money manager’s payments to a for-profit company owned by teachers unions

Trump Presses School Choice, Charters in Campaign Preview

“Charter schools are doing great,” the president says in the White House Rose Garden

Randi Weingarten’s Finest Hour

The teachers union leader signs a letter warning of a growing risk of “ideological conformity” in the post-George Floyd racial reckoning.

The New York Times Lets a Senator Spread Misinformation. Again.

This time, it’s a Kamala Harris claim about “defunding public schools.”

The Education of Bernard Bailyn

A youthful, parent-encouraged “addiction” to reading launched a scholarly career

“Best Damn Class I Ever Took”

How teaching is like playing the piano

Searching for Precedent in Pandemics Past

“On account of the pestilence that occurred in this year, all the teachers of the boys are dead”

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