Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice

Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll

The Education Exchange: Putting Together the 2019 Education Next Poll

Michael Henderson, Research Director, Public Policy Research Lab at the Manship School of Mass Communication, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the 2019 Education Next Poll came together, including methodology and how the sample builds in experiments to best gauge the public’s opinion on schools.

What Happened in the Bayou?

Examining the Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program

New York State Cracks Down on Jewish Schools

Senator Simcha Felder and Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel meet the long shadow of Joseph Hodges Choate

Joe Biden: Higher Education Millionaire

Maybe if these colleges weren’t paying $1,689,651 to the Bidens, they could lower tuition, or would require less taxpayer support, or students wouldn’t have to go so deeply into debt to graduate.

Supreme Court Partially Junks a Lemon

American Legion Cross Case May Make It Harder To Sue Schools Over Religion

Q&A: Seth Andrew

Democracy Prep founder on building active citizens

Biden Backs Two Years of “Free” Community College

“Twelve years of education is not enough anymore,” Biden said during a midday event on May 13 in Hampton, N.H. He cited his wife, a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, as saying, “any country that out-educates us will out compete us.”

The Education Exchange: The U.S. Department of Education Touts Tax Credits, Title IX Reform

Jim Blew, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss some of the work of the department, including a new federal tax credit initiative and proposed changes to Title IX.

Who Would Benefit from Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Forgiveness Proposal?

The plan is likely to disproportionately benefit middle- and upper-middle-income Americans, as well as black families, at an estimated total cost of about $955 billion.

The Education Exchange: Congress: The Weakest Branch?

Jeff Bergner, author of The Vanishing Congress, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how Congress has stopped doing its job and how that could change.

Bullying Bolick

Attempt to remove Arizona justice fails

EdNext Podcast: 2020 Presidential Candidates Press For Higher Teacher Pay

Last week, Kamala Harris made headlines with an ambitious—and expensive—plan to raise teacher pay, and she’s not the only Democratic presidential candidate talking about education. Marty West discusses what the candidates have been saying with Ira Stoll, EdNext’s managing editor, who has been reporting from the campaign trail in New Hampshire and who wrote “Teacher Pay Emerges as Democratic Primary Issue.”

Three Thoughts on the Special Olympics Fiasco

On occasion, policymakers have won through on once-unpopular proposals. But this requires diligence, constancy, and principle—traits the Trump administration seems to lack.

A State School Board that Works

In California, the state board of education works with the governor to accomplish long-term policy goals.

Teacher Pay Emerges As Democratic Primary Issue

Call it the teacher primary.

Reflections on a Four-Year Sentence

What I learned serving as a state school board member

Education Reform’s Deep Blue Hue

Are school reformers right-wingers or centrists — or neither?

The Risks Exceed the Rewards: A Nationwide Federal Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The administration’s support of school choice is praiseworthy, but a federal tax credit scholarship program poses a threat to education choice in the states and undermines conservative efforts to streamline the federal tax code.

Kids as Political Props

Sen. Dianne Feinstein revealed the hollow core of fashionable ideas about civic education and “action civics” when she refused to play along with student “activists” who confronted her.

The Education Exchange: Public Sector Unions Not Devastated by Janus

When the Supreme Court ruled last year in Janus v. Afscme that unions could no longer collect agency fees from employees who choose not to join, many predicted a major decline in union membership. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public union membership declined less than 1% in 2018. In this episode, Paul E. Peterson talks with Daniel DiSalvo.

Is Career and Technical Education Just Enjoying Its 15 Minutes of Fame?

Is the boom in career and technical education one more fad, or does it reflect something more substantial?

Behind Trump’s School Choice Sentence, A Longer Story

The transcript of President Trump’s State of the Union speech that was released by the White House mysteriously capitalized the phrase “School Choice,” as if it were the title of a law: “To help support working parents, the time has come to pass School Choice for Americans’ children.”

Suing for Desegregation in Minnesota

Will the state’s courts redraw school-district lines?

Teacher Salaries, Benefits, and Incentives All Leading to Strike Talk in Denver

Debate is focused on a pay-for-performance program but benefit costs loom in the background.

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