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.

In the News: Elizabeth Warren Meets School Choice Activist Howard Fuller

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.

EdNext Podcast: Engaging Teachers Unions in Education Reform

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 News: Stop Being Dogmatic About Public Charter 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. “

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

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

In the News: Newton Teachers Union ‘Having Conversations’ About Striking Amid Contract Negotiations

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.”

In New Hampshire, Biden Talks Increased Education Spending

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

Should Congress Link Higher-Ed Funding To Graduation Rates?

Debating the use of degree completion as an accountability metric

Performance-Based Funding Produces Mixed Results

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 […]

Congress Must Address Dismal Dropout Rates

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 […]

On Education, Bloomberg Candidacy Would Be Game-Changing

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

The Education Exchange: School Choice and Blaine Amendments in Montana

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.

How To Make the Case For School Choice

A powerful opportunity to strengthen the human connection between student and school, and to boost the power of teachers to improve their practice.

Funeral Homes and Female Athletes

Future of girls’ sports may hinge on mortuary case

Senator Warren’s “Pretty Awful” Education Plan

She’s gone further leftward—union kissing, charter hating—than any of the other major candidates.

Miami’s Choice Tsunami

Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade

Education Prime Minister?

Boris Johnson takes a side in the reading wars.

The Education Exchange: Raising Student Achievement with Local Money

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.”

Ban Public Schools

The best defense against recent proposals to ban private schools? A good offense.

4 Poll Results That’ll Shape the 2020 Election Education Debates

Parents prize academics, strict discipline.

Has President Trump Scared Away All the Foreign Students?

The facts behind fears of a higher-education revenue recession

The Education Exchange: Higher Education in the EdNext Poll

Marty West, the editor-in-chief of Education Next, joins Paul E. Peterson to continue their discussion on the 2019 Education Next Poll, focusing on the public’s opinion on higher education.

Event: Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice

Education Next hosted an event in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Sept. 13, to discuss the findings on key issues in more depth.

Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice

Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll

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