Governance and Leadership

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.

Kissinger Warns on Education Wokeness as National Security Threat

Excessive focus on “shortcomings” of history could impair capacity to act internationally, he says

Tax Tenure?

Unionized teachers are pouring money into a campaign to impose a new tax on millionaires in Massachusetts. They might want to be careful.
Governor Lamont, a Democrat, has condemned the reported statements and called for an investigation.

“If they’re Catholic? Conservative. . . . You don’t hire them.”

Assistant principal of Connecticut public school is put on leave after undercover taping
President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right.

Biden Announces Student Loan Forgiveness

“Akin to sending a check,” one scholar said
School voucher legislation failed earlier this year in the Oklahoma state senate. The Oklahoma State Capitol building is seen here.

Why Even Oklahoma Couldn’t Pass a School Voucher Bill

Major political and election reforms are the paths to genuine change
A man reads a copy of Maus by Art Spiegelman

Suits Challenging Book “Banning” May Be Better Politics than Law

School boards can’t suppress ideas they dislike but do have “broad discretion”
President Joe Biden arrives with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to visit with students at Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 11, 2022.

Enough Already

Biden asks Congress for tens of billions more in education spending

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