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.
Joshua Dunn, a professor of political science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the Supreme Court case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools.
Supreme Court hears a mother’s challenge to Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools
The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted a transcript of this week’s oral arguments in Espinoza V. Montana Department of Revenue, a closely watched case about a Montana state program that provided tax credits to donors who funded scholarships to private schools, including religious schools.
Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.
“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.
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.
Buzzfeed has a report on a presidential campaign event of Senator Elizabeth Warren in Atlanta that was disrupted by protesters urging support for charter schools. Longtime school choice activist Howard Fuller was on the scene and, according to a photograph posted on Twitter, met with Warren before the event.
Robert Maranto, the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why school reformers should try to work with teachers unions in an effort to improve schools.
In the New York Times, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker writes, “Many public charter schools have proved to be an effective, targeted tool to give children with few other options a chance to succeed. “
‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.
In the Spring 2019 issue of Education Next, Martin West wrote that strikes in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Denver “may presage a new era of conflict.”
“Any country that out-educates us is going to out-compete us.”
Debating the use of degree completion as an accountability metric
The federal government currently provides more than $150 billion each year to students and their families in the form of grants, loans, work-study funds, and tax credits to help make college more affordable. This sizable public investment in higher education has indeed made college attendance possible for a larger share of Americans. However, there is […]
It’s a familiar story: a young, courageous (usually white male) entrepreneur drops out of college to pursue his dreams, only to become rich and successful beyond all expectation. Its implication, which has found some purchase in the popular imagination, is that it doesn’t matter if a person doesn’t finish college—in fact, he may be better-off […]
“Too many politicians are afraid.” Not Mayor Bloomberg.
Richard Komer, a former Senior Litigation Attorney at the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case which could declare the Blaine Amendments in 38 state constitutions unconstitutional.
A powerful opportunity to strengthen the human connection between student and school, and to boost the power of teachers to improve their practice.
Future of girls’ sports may hinge on mortuary case
She’s gone further leftward—union kissing, charter hating—than any of the other major candidates.
Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade
Boris Johnson takes a side in the reading wars.
Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss their co-authored paper, “Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis.”
The best defense against recent proposals to ban private schools? A good offense.