Bernie, Bloomberg, Booker, and the New Politics of Education

For three decades, there was a quiet assumption that education’s growing economic import was pushing education politics toward the pragmatic middle—it turns out that this dynamic was surprisingly fragile.

Burying Blaine?

Supreme Court hears a mother’s challenge to Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools

Straight Up Conversation: A Kelley Blue Book for College Costs

Rick talks with the CEO of TuitionFit, a venture that aggregates data on the actual price of college to help the public make more informed choices and influence the price of college the way they can in a normal marketplace.

Justices Will Hear Cases About L.A. Catholic Schools

Which teachers qualify for the “ministerial exception”?

What about the Non-Graybill Students?

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

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Florida Teachers Seeking Pay Boost Have a Big Opportunity

Hard-working teachers deserve a big raise and talented teachers are profoundly underpaid. But teachers ought not overplay their hand, or they’re likely to face a backlash of their own.

Bye-Bye, Booker

Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.

2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence: Top Tens

For the 2020 Public Influence finale, we reveal the top 10 finishers for various academic disciplines, as well as the top junior faculty in the country.

Pro-Charter March Greets Democratic Debate in Los Angeles

Parents, students, education activists trail presidential candidates.

$100,000 Prize Will Reward “Teaching Excellence”

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

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Straight Up Conversation: First American to Win WISE Prize for Education Innovation

Rick talks with Larry Rosenstock, education icon, the founder and CEO of High Tech High, and recent recipient of the WISE Prize for Education, about what he’s learned after a half century in education.

Information About Student Growth, Not Just Average Test Scores, Can Sway School and Housing Choices, an Experiment Shows

The kinds of data that school information websites emphasize can influence families’ decisions, with consequences for segregation.

What New York Can Learn From Israel About Education

“Schools that teach young men to reason rigorously based on the analysis of classical legal texts in Hebrew or Aramaic do not thereby equip them to function in a modern economy.”

The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar

Is what’s online any good?

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

“I dream big and I fight hard for kids,” says Sarah Carpenter

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Even More Social Engineering in New York Schools

Two more years of de Blasio is ‘plenty of time for a lot more mischief in education’

Booker Education Record Includes Much To Tout

“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.

Cory Booker’s Move on Charter Schools is Both Political — and Good

It’s not hard to see the politics at play, but Booker deserves credit for calling out the Democratic party for being unresponsive to many constituents who support charter schooling.

The Winter 2020 Issue of Education Next is here!

The cover story presents findings from the 2019 Education Next Poll, revealing that support for raising teacher pay is higher now than at any point during the past decade.

New Jersey Enforces Its Amistad Law

Teaching about slavery in a state that twice voted against Abraham Lincoln.

When Race is the Primary Job Qualification for Teachers

An interview that stops at the “story” sets up employees for failure

An Antidote to the “Fever” of Social and Emotional Learning: Build from Science and Evidence, and Ask the Right Questions

A response to Checker Finn.

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.

In New Hampshire, Biden Talks Increased Education Spending

“Any country that out-educates us is going to out-compete us.”

On Education, Bloomberg Candidacy Would Be Game-Changing

“Too many politicians are afraid.” Not Mayor Bloomberg.

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