Governance and Leadership

Photo of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

A Few Reflections on the AP African American History Clash

Governor DeSantis was right to criticize the course for commingling history and advocacy.
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Education Advice for Incoming Governors

Ask questions. Everyone is incentivized to tell you things are going swimmingly.
Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, his wife Casey and their children on stage after speaking to supporters at an election night party after winning his race for reelection in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

What the 2022 Midterm Election Results Will Mean for Education Policy

The 2022 midterm elections were always going to offer voters a dubious choice. They could...

Teachers Pay to Mail Falsehoods to Massachusetts Voters

In costly campaign for tax increase, misleading claims about revenues, rates

In Georgia, Candidates for Governor Clash on Education Issues

“People are tired of their kids being indoctrinated in the classroom,” Kemp says, as a teachers union backs a Republican for state school superintendent.
President George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act into law, with Representative George Miller and Senator Edward Kennedy behind him (from left)

20 Years Ago, NCLB Kinda, Sorta Worked. That’s the Problem

The legacy of a policy, good or bad, can long outlive the political moment that shapes it

It’s Time to Eliminate School Boards

They began as a good-government reform. They’ve become obsolete political appendages.

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