Governance and Leadership

Saving Jobs or Stimulating Reform?

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (Nov. 24) about the effect of the stimulus package on education, a sector that has proven to be very good at job creation.

Election Postmortem

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (Nov. 19) about what the results of the 2009 off-year elections mean for education.

Should Failing Schools Be Fixed or Closed?

Video: Andy Smarick talks with Education Next about why the Obama administration needs to rethink its embrace of turnarounds and adopt a new strategy for the nation's persistently failing schools.

D.C.’s Braveheart

Can Michelle Rhee wrest control of the D.C. school system from decades of failure?

The Turnaround Fallacy

Stop trying to fix failing schools. Close them and start fresh.

Fraud in the Lunchroom?

Federal school-lunch program may not be a reliable measure of poverty

Accountability Overboard

Massachusetts poised to toss out the nation's most successful reforms

New York City’s Education Battles

The mayor, the schools, and the "rinky-dink candy store"

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