Chester E. Finn, Jr. joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush. who declared on the campaign trail that he wanted to be “the education president.”
Erica Suares, Senior Policy Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to talk politics and policy.
But what did they say about education?
Are parents move likely to want to send their kids to college if they are given accurate information about the costs and benefits of attending college? A new study looks at what happens when parents are given customized information about the cost of going to college and the wage premium for earning a college degree.
A veteran teacher reflects on the Oklahoma strike
On November 7, AEI hosted a panel discussion looking at how the results of the election will affect federal and state education policies.
Will unions shift their focus to the statehouse?
Forum: After the Teacher Walkouts
Forum: After the Teacher Walkouts
Trump overturns Obama guidance on race in public schools
There’s a win-win solution to teacher compensation. But it requires a willingness to rethink how teachers are paid and how school dollars are spent.
By securing a conservative majority on the court for the foreseeable future, Kavanaugh’s confirmation can be expected to accelerate ongoing shifts to the right in constitutional doctrine.
Most lessons learned during the Bush-Obama years are as relevant to state education reforms as to their federal counterparts.
Why did initially promising, seemingly popular efforts at federal leadership lose their luster?
In Oklahoma, teachers walked out for nine days this April to demand better pay and more spending on schools. Eleanor Goetzinger, a special ed teacher and behavior specialist in the Oklahoma City Public Schools, talks with Marty West about what the strike meant for her, for her students, and for schools in Oklahoma.
Will teachers’ post-retirement benefits break the bank?
A governor’s efforts to improve a state’s economy must include strengthening K-12 school quality.
EdStat: 68% of Americans support annual testing in reading and math, according to the 2018 EdNext survey
A large majority of Americans continue to support the federal requirement that all students be tested in math and reading each year in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school.
EdStat: The 2018 EdNext poll finds that support for the Common Core State Standards has stabilized at 45 percent
After falling in previous years, public support for the Common Core State Standards has now stabilized at 45%, the 2018 EdNext survey finds, compared to 41% a year ago.
The 2018 EdNext poll finds a clear majority—57%—in favor of “a tax credit for individual and corporate donations that pay for scholarships to help low-income parents send their children to private schools.”
EdStat: 51 percent of Americans rate their local public schools with a grade of A or B on the 2018 EdNext poll
On the 2018 EdNext poll, approximately half of the public (51%) rates their local public schools with a grade of A or B, consistent with the last three years of polling.
EdStat: 18 percent of respondents support affirmative action in K-12 school assignments, according to the 2018 EdNext poll
The 2018 EdNext poll finds that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to considering race in K–12 school assignment decisions as part of efforts to increase school diversity, though the difference between support and opposition has narrowed somewhat since the question was last asked in 2008.
Tens of thousands of teachers in six states walked out of their schools, attracting media attention across the country.
EdStat: On the 2018 EdNext poll, public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points
After a substantial drop in support for charter schools last year, the 2018 EdNext poll finds that public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points this past year, to 44%, with 35% opposed.
In states where teachers walked out of their classrooms this spring to protest low salaries and cuts to school spending, public support for raising salaries has grown significantly.