Author

Ira Stoll

    Author Bio:
    Ira Stoll is the managing editor of Education Next.


Articles

How Professors Helped Slam Shut America’s Door

A review of “The Guarded Gate” by Daniel Okrent

FALL 2019 / VOL. 19, NO. 4

Blog Posts/Multimedia

The Education Policy Angle on “Fleishman Is In Trouble”

“Homework!…The cost-benefit of after-school homework.”

07/19/2019

Joe Biden: Higher Education Millionaire

Maybe if these colleges weren’t paying $1,689,651 to the Bidens, they could lower tuition, or would require less taxpayer support, or students wouldn’t have to go so deeply into debt to graduate.

07/10/2019

World Cup Heroines Are the Athletes, Not Nixon

Untangling the Effects of Title IX on Women’s Soccer

07/08/2019

The “Obscure Educator” Who Invented Charter Schools

A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement

07/02/2019

What Warren Phillips and George Kelling Had in Common

The former Dow Jones CEO and the “Broken Windows” author both were memorable teachers at Harvard Kennedy School.

05/20/2019

Biden, Harris, on Campaign Trail, Press School Shooting Issue

“There was a high school student, a young woman, here after the event who was crying on my shoulder–crying big tears– because she has had to go through those drills and she is afraid,” Senator Kamala Harris said.

05/15/2019

Biden Backs Two Years of “Free” Community College

“Twelve years of education is not enough anymore,” Biden said during a midday event on May 13 in Hampton, N.H. He cited his wife, a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, as saying, “any country that out-educates us will out compete us.”

05/14/2019

What Michael Bennet Did for Denver’s Public Schools

A U.S. senator from Colorado, Michael Bennet, announced today that he is running for president.

05/02/2019

Newspaper Hit Piece on Charter Schools Misses The Mark

Reader hours, reporter time disappear into flawed journalistic experiment

04/04/2019

Buttigieg Talks Charter Schools

Warns “Free” College Is Less Progressive Than It Sounds

04/04/2019

Teacher Pay Emerges As Democratic Primary Issue

Call it the teacher primary.

03/26/2019

A Teacher Strike Even Conservatives Can Support

Teachers across Iran are holding sit-ins in their school principals’ offices to demand better pay, the right to form unions, and the freeing of all jailed teachers’ rights activists.

03/19/2019

How One ‘Ordinary’ Brooklyn High School Produced Six Nobel Laureates, a Supreme Court Justice, and Three Senators

The recent death of the distinguished political scientist Sidney Verba will be an occasion to reflect on his contributions to the field of political science and to Harvard University. What caught my eye, though, was where he went to high school.

03/13/2019

Latest Gates Letter Tackles Transition Away From Textbooks

Bill and Melinda Gates are out with their latest annual letter discussing their philanthropy, and a chunk of it relates to education.

02/12/2019

Behind Trump’s School Choice Sentence, A Longer Story

The transcript of President Trump’s State of the Union speech that was released by the White House mysteriously capitalized the phrase “School Choice,” as if it were the title of a law: “To help support working parents, the time has come to pass School Choice for Americans’ children.”

02/08/2019
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