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.

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.”

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

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.

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.”

What We’re Watching: The New Congress – What’s Next on Crucial Health and Education Issues?

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Politico and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health hosted a forum on key health and education policies that are likely to be enacted by the new Congress.

Turkey’s Fight Against U.S. Charters

An autocrat declares war on high-performing American schools

In the News: Betsy DeVos Revokes Obama Discipline Guidance Designed to Protect Students of Color

On Friday, December 21, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos formally rescinded guidance created by the Obama administration on school discipline.

Remembering an Education President

George H. W. Bush led by enabling, not mandating, state and local reform

EdNext Podcast: Remembering George H.W. Bush

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.”

The Education Exchange: Inside the U.S. Senate with Erica Suares, Advisor to Sen. Mitch McConnell

Erica Suares, Senior Policy Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to talk politics and policy.

Election 2018: The Voters Have Spoken

But what did they say about education?

What We’re Watching: What Will the 2018 Midterm Elections Mean for Education?

On November 7, AEI hosted a panel discussion looking at how the results of the election will affect federal and state education policies.

Looking Past the Wreckage of a Disgraceful Confirmation Process

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.

Lessons for State-Level Reformers in the ESSA Era

Most lessons learned during the Bush-Obama years are as relevant to state education reforms as to their federal counterparts.

Reflections on the Legacy of Bush-Obama School Reform

Why did initially promising, seemingly popular efforts at federal leadership lose their luster?

What Governors Should Know About K-12 School Quality and the Economy

A governor’s efforts to improve a state’s economy must include strengthening K-12 school quality.

Rethinking the Rules on Federal Higher-Ed Spending

How can Congress spur innovation while clamping down on fraud?

Change the Rules to Unleash Innovation

Although federal spending on higher education has expanded access, it has also had an unintended effect.

Strong Hand of Regulation Protects Students

Lawmakers charged with writing a new Higher Education Act (HEA) face a dilemma.

Stealing a Page From Disruption to Transform Accreditation

There is a fundamental mismatch between what accreditors value and what external actors want.

In the News: Is This Supreme Court Decision The End Of Teachers Unions?

NPR’s Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner consider what the Janus ruling will mean for teachers uions in an article that draws on research by Bradley D. Marianno and Katharine O. Strunk that was published recently in Education Next.

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