State Policy

Students standing in a circle with the word "CHOICE" written within.

Majority of U.S. Students Now Exercise School Choice

A week to celebrate those voting with their feet.

Straight Up Conversation: A Kelley Blue Book for College Costs

Rick talks with the CEO of TuitionFit, a venture that aggregates data on the actual price of college to help the public make more informed choices and influence the price of college the way they can in a normal marketplace.
Cory Booker

Bye-Bye, Booker

Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.

Straight Up Conversation: First American to Win WISE Prize for Education Innovation

Rick talks with Larry Rosenstock, education icon, the founder and CEO of High Tech High, and recent recipient of the WISE Prize for Education, about what he's learned after a half century in education.
Cory Booker

Cory Booker’s Move on Charter Schools is Both Political — and Good

It’s not hard to see the politics at play, but Booker deserves credit for calling out the Democratic party for being unresponsive to many constituents who support charter schooling.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Newark Mayor Cory Booker sit with children at the Maple Avenue School in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.

Booker Education Record Includes Much To Tout

“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.

In the News: Elizabeth Warren Meets School Choice Activist Howard Fuller

Buzzfeed has a report on a presidential campaign event of Senator Elizabeth Warren in Atlanta that was disrupted by protesters urging support for charter schools. Longtime school choice activist Howard Fuller was on the scene and, according to a photograph posted on Twitter, met with Warren before the event.
Portrait of Charles Hamilton Houston

When Race is the Primary Job Qualification for Teachers

An interview that stops at the “story” sets up employees for failure

In the News: Stop Being Dogmatic About Public Charter Schools

In the New York Times, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker writes, "Many public charter schools have proved to be an effective, targeted tool to give children with few other options a chance to succeed. "

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.

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