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.”
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.
An autocrat declares war on high-performing American schools
On Friday, December 21, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos formally rescinded guidance created by the Obama administration on school discipline.
George H. W. Bush led by enabling, not mandating, state and local reform
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?
On November 7, AEI hosted a panel discussion looking at how the results of the election will affect federal and state education policies.
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?
A governor’s efforts to improve a state’s economy must include strengthening K-12 school quality.
There is a fundamental mismatch between what accreditors value and what external actors want.
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.
Should Auditors Set the Terms of Debate on Federal Education Policy?
Assessing the administration’s early impact on education
Forum: Trump and the Nation’s Schools
After little more than a year, President Donald J. Trump’s policies, values, and rhetoric have had a negative impact on our nation’s most vulnerable schoolchildren, particularly low-income students and students of color. This adverse effect is especially pronounced in five areas: oversight of federal education law; enforcement of federal guarantees of educational equity; budget and […]
Texas districts can use Title I resources to start new schools rather than just work to turn around low-performing ones.
In a column for the Washington Post, Jay Mathews challenges the view that the renewed interest in governing caused by the election might lead to better teaching and greater civic virtue.