Martin R. West
Given the recent rhetoric of education reform’s critics, one might be forgiven for thinking that American private schools are at the peak of their influence.
Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to clarify matters in a case scheduled for oral argument on April 19, just days after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s arrival on the bench.
The best solution may be to offer federal support for programs that the states themselves design, advancing the cause of school choice while respecting the principle of local control that Trump has also championed.
EdNext poll compares charter, district, and private schools nationwide
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular
Expanding opportunity for urban minority students
Public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more
Stretching the cognitive limits on achievement
Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education next.org/edfacts
The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools a higher grade than others do
Achievement tumbles when young students change schools
Intense controversies do not alter public thinking, but teachers differ more sharply than ever
Podcast: Eric Hanushek and Marty West discuss two new studies that look at teacher dismissals.
The following essay is part of a forum, written in honor of Education Next’s 10th anniversary, in which the editors assessed the school reform movement’s victories and challenges to see just how successful reform efforts have been. For the other side of the debate, please see A Battle Begun, Not Won by Paul E. Peterson, […]
The 2010 EdNext-PEPG Survey shows that, on many education reform issues, Democrats and Republicans hardly disagree
Can citizens tell a good school when they see one?
The 2009 Education Next-PEPG Survey asks if information changes minds about school reform.
Video: Mark Schneider talks with Education Next about the limits to what we can learn from international tests.
Video: Matthew Chingos, an author of Crossing the Finish Line, talks with Education Next about which factors best predict whether students will graduate from college. High school grades and AP test scores are stronger predictors than SAT or ACT scores, this new study finds.
Video: Martin West talks with Education Next about what it takes to change public opinion about reforms like charter schools.
Arizona rulings hit scholarships and special education vouchers
How information affects Americans’ support for school spending and charter schools
Higher private school share boosts national test scores
Americans think less of their schools than of their police departments and post offices
Probing American’s knowledge of school spending
Remarkable finding by an un-credible study
The 2007 Education Next—PEPG Survey
Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you
Does reducing class size work?
The value of high grading standards
The AFT hoodwinks the Times
Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? by JAMES J. HECKMAN AND ALAN B. KRUEGER, EDITED by BENJAMIN M. FRIEDMAN