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Jay is a senior research fellow for education policy at The Heritage Foundation.

Published Articles & Media

Uncommon Sense for Education Reformers

A review of Commitment and Common Sense by David P. Driscoll

Advice to the Arnold Foundation

The problem with Portfolio Management is the centralized and overly-active nature of a single quality-control entity.

The Play’s the Thing

What do students learn from field trips to see live theater? As it turns out, quite a lot.

The Disconnect Between Educational Measures and Life Outcomes

A new study examines the connection between teacher reports about behavior when students are 11 and later life outcomes for those students.

Cultural Activity Matters

A rigorously designed study out of Denmark shows that cultural activity among students is strongly (and likely causally) related to later academic success.

If You Mostly Care About Test Scores, Private School Choice Is Not For You

The benefits of private school choice are clearly evident in long term outcomes, not near-term test scores

Is Test-Based Accountability Dead?

Three experts weigh in, and look to the future

Futile Accountability Systems Should Be Abandoned

Is test-based accountability “on the wane”? The question is based on a fallacy. For something to be on the wane, it has to exist, and test-based accountability has never truly existed in the United States.

Tweets as a Window Into Foundation Strategy

What do the grantees of major education reform foundations tweet about?

Undoing Irrational Thinking

A review of The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

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