Vol. 17, No. 3

Measuring Up

Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education

Boosting Hispanic College Completion

Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?

Justice Gorsuch, Meet James G. Blaine

The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to clarify matters in a case scheduled for oral argument on April 19, just days after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s arrival on the bench.

Special Education Standards

Supreme Court raises level of benefit

Clown School

A review of "Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education" by Jonathan A. Knee

On Teaching Controversy

A review of "The Case for Connection" by Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson

Hamilton Goes to High School

How students are learning U.S. history from the hottest show on Broadway

Futile Accountability Systems Should Be Abandoned

Is test-based accountability “on the wane”? The question is based on a fallacy. For something to be on the wane, it has to exist, and test-based accountability has never truly existed in the United States.

If Parents Push for It, Accountability Can Work

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled in education is convincing the American public that we have had test-based accountability. The media and politicians adopted the rhetoric of “high stakes” tests without bothering to ask the question: what, exactly, are the stakes?

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