Michael Q. McShane
Facilitate real school choice, charter conversions, and individual solutions for specific regions
Why did initially promising, seemingly popular efforts at federal leadership lose their luster?
Will Hanna Skandera’s legacy last?
A long record refutes the radical image of the education secretary
Is the federal government overstepping its role?
A review of “The Split Screen Strategy,” by Ted Kolderie
Complexities threaten implementation
Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that the state would pull out of both the PARCC testing consortium as well as the Common Core Standards Initiative.
Catholic schools that converted to charter status expanded the number of students they were able to serve.
Could more states join Indiana in dropping the standards?
This morning, Politico published an attention-grabbing story about how some private schools that teach creationism receive public funding through tuition tax credits and school vouchers.
Whenever DC policy folk talk about school vouchers, it is almost always accompanied by copious handwringing over “bad” schools.
What does it mean to support school choice? A wide variety of programs fall under the umbrella of “school choice,” and some are better than others.
A review of First Class:The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, by Alison Stewart
What about districts that are doing the same things as Union City but with poor results? What about districts that are doing the opposite of Union City and succeeding? Is Union City the rule or the exception?
A review of Sarah Carr’s ‘Hope Against Hope’
A review of Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story by Ember Reichgott Junge
A review of Generation on a Tightrope by Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean
A Review of Andy Smarick’s Urban School System of the Future