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Teaching about Slavery

“Asking how to teach about slavery is a little like asking why we teach at all”
Book cover of "Sludge" by Cass R. Sunstein

In “Sludge,” Sunstein Shines a Light in the Bureaucratic Darkness

Can "Sludge Audits" or a Presidential Order Ease the Paperwork Burden that Is Hurting American Schools?
Book covers of "The Tyranny of Merit" and "The Aristocracy of Talent"

The Merits of Meritocracy

Does it expand opportunity or entrench privilege?
University of Miami quarterback D'Eriq King speaks from behind a podium

College Sports Cartel Crashes as Athletes Prepare to Cash in on “Name, Image, and Likeness”

Can a player generating a six-figure income still be considered a student? Schools, under legal and legislative pressure, are about to find out.
Book cover of "Scripting the Moves"

No Excuses, Revisited

A thoughtful but dated criticism of “no excuses” schools
Book cover of "Beyond Standards" by Morgan Polikoff

A Sharp Critique of Standards-Based Reform

Polikoff pins his hopes on high-quality curricula selected by the states
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for an event to mark the start of monthly Child Tax Credit relief payments, in the White House complex, July 15, 2021.

How a Turbocharged Child Tax Credit Could Electrify School Choice

States could offer to match the money if parents spend it on education
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seated, celebrates after signing a bill that expands eligibility for state scholarships to fund private-school tuition.

School Choice Advances in the States

Advocates describe “breakthrough year”

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