About Education Next

Mission Statement
In the stormy seas of school reform, this journal will steer a steady course, presenting the facts as best they can be determined, giving voice (without fear or favor) to worthy research, sound ideas, and responsible arguments. Bold change is needed in American K–12 education, but Education Next partakes of no program, campaign, or ideology. It goes where the evidence points.

Editor-in-Chief Martin R. West
Senior Editor Paul E. Peterson
Executive Editors Matthew M. Chingos
Frederick M. Hess
Michael B. Horn
Marci Kanstoroom
Michael J. Petrilli
Managing Editor Ira Stoll
Manuscript Editors Hannah Benoit
Kathleen Carroll
Design Director J Porter
Web Editor Nick Tavares
Assistant Managing Editor Melissa Fall
Communications Consultant Jacqueline Kerstetter
Social Media Specialist Anna J. Egalite
Contributing Editors Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Jay P. Greene
June Kronholz
Editorial Staff Samantha Batel
Susan Pasternack
Editorial Advisory Board Joshua Dunn
David N. Figlio
Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Jay P. Greene
Eric A. Hanushek
William G. Howell
Caroline M. Hoxby
Kirabo Jackson
Robin J. Lake
David L. Leal
Michael Podgursky
Jacob L. Vigdor
Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst
Publisher Education Next Institute, Inc.
Additional Sponsoring Institutions Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University
Identification Education Next (Print)
ISSN 1539-9664
Education Next (Online)
ISSN 1539-9672



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