Governance and Leadership

Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools over Socioeconomic Diversity

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (October 29) about Wake County, North Carolina, where voters earlier this month elected new school board members who have pledged to undo the county’s controversial policy of assigning students to schools based on income (to achieve diversity).

The Nobel Committee Isn’t the Only One Giving Speculative Prizes

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (October 22) about wishful thinking in the education reform community. Do school reformers need to temper their enthusiasm about the reform du jour?

Will Michelle Rhee Triumph?

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (October 14) about education politics in Washington, D.C., where Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee recently fired 229 teachers.

The Persuadable Public

The 2009 Education Next-PEPG Survey asks if information changes minds about school reform.

Evaluation of D.C. Voucher Program

Video: Patrick Wolf talks with Education Next about his "gold standard" evaluation of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program and about the likely future of that program.

Powerful Professors

Research can change the political agenda…if the circumstances are right

The Waiting Game

Will school districts hire New Leaders?

Teacher Cooperatives

What happens when teachers run the school?

Swaying Public Opinion

Video: Martin West talks with Education Next about what it takes to change public opinion about reforms like charter schools.

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