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Don’t Think Too Highly of Yourself

A few years ago, in the 2006 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning? researchers found a correlation that went against 40 years of prevailing wisdom in education circles.

What Is to Be Done (by the U.S. Department of Education)?

As the education blogosphere turns its attention from Secretary Duncan’s Race to the Top fund to his Investing in Innovation fund, economist Eric Hanushek offers his take on what federal education policy can and cannot accomplish.

National Standards: Rush to Judgment?

Writing in the Baltimore Sun earlier this week, the Lexington Institute’s Robert Holland and Don Soifer reject the idea of national education standards on three grounds.

Opinion Divided: Making Private Milwaukee Schools Public?

Major changes this year to Milwaukee's 20-year old voucher program please some and dismay others.

Burning Out on Burnout Stories

‘Tis the season for teacher burnout stories.

The coming crash in school revenue?

Everyone knows that school spending has been rising at a steady clip for just about forever. But is the Era of Big Spending coming to an end?

Defective College Preparation

The Iowa–based ACT testing agency reported yesterday that only 23% of the 2009 high...

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