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Ira Stoll


Ira Stoll is the managing editor of Education Next.

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Searching for Precedent in Pandemics Past

“On account of the pestilence that occurred in this year, all the teachers of the boys are dead”
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla., in January.

On Education, Bloomberg Is Everywhere

Democratic presidential candidate gave more than $63 million to education causes in 2017, 2018.
Janiyah, left, and Stephanie Davis of Philadelphia, listen as President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Trump Call for School Choice Echoes in Campaign Context

Janiyah Davis, meet Landel Shakespeare.

What about the Non-Graybill Students?

A Rhodes scholar lawyer for the Montana public schools cites himself as definitive proof that they are “great.”
Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman

$100,000 Prize Will Reward “Teaching Excellence”

Optional weekend advanced math problems on a fifth-grade blackboard inspire appreciation, and an award, decades later.

Meet the Memphis Great-Grandmother Who Confronted Elizabeth Warren About School Choice

“I dream big and I fight hard for kids,” says Sarah Carpenter
Michael Bloomberg addresses the NAACP

On Education, Bloomberg Candidacy Would Be Game-Changing

“Too many politicians are afraid.” Not Mayor Bloomberg.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference on Oct. 2, 2019, in Manchester, England.

Education Prime Minister?

Boris Johnson takes a side in the reading wars.

Ban Public Schools

The best defense against recent proposals to ban private schools? A good offense.

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