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Why Do Schools Cling to ‘Stupid’ Ideas?

Two education scholars explore that question in a new book

High Court Decision in College Admissions Case Has K-12 Implications

Considering race in school assignment will become even harder after Harvard, UNC lose
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When “Stakeholders” and Status Quo Outweigh Student Outcomes

“A public system that funds both privately and publicly managed schools offers great advantages,” an author says
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ESA Expansion Underscores Urgent Need for School Finance Reform

Let more money follow students, rather than staying with school districts for students they no longer serve.
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Success of Educational Choice Laws Will Depend on Implementing Them with Excellence

Competence, clear, consistent rules, and communication will ease ESA transformation
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Oklahoma’s Approval of America’s First-Ever Religious Charter School Is Cause for Celebration

Religious pluralism, Free Exercise Clause of First Amendment outweigh concerns of critics
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What I Learned Running for School Board

School districts and teachers unions rig the vote
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Stanford Summer Math Camp Defense Doesn’t Add Up, Either

Flawed, non-causal research that the proposed California framework embraces


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