How School Choice Changes the Relationship Between Parents and Schools

Thomas Stewart and Patrick Wolf's new book provides a terrific framework for thinking about school choice, using their evaluations of the DC OSP.


Cage-Busting and Cat Fur

I've been talking about "cage-busting" for several years now, and here's an example of it outside of education.


Cami Anderson and the Forces of Unreason

Yesterday, Newark superintendent Cami Anderson came to speak at AEI, but her talk had to be relocated due to protesters.


Yong Zhao's Biting Critique of the Chinese Edu-Miracle

Yong Zhao's new book argues that China's PISA scores aren't that miraculous after all. I agree with much, but not all, of what he says.


A Better Path Than 'Blowing Up' Schools of Education

There is a better path for ed reformers than "blowing up" schools of education.


I'm Looking for a Little Help Out There

We've got an opening for a new research assistant to join the AEI edu-team.


Midterm Election Edu-Winners and Losers

Here are my initial reactions to the results of the midterm elections for education policy.


Why TFA Should Tell the 'United Students Against Sweatshops' to Shut Up and Sit Down

United Students Against Sweatshops has taken cheap shots at Teach for America--and, for reasons that escape me, have gained attention for it.


Joel Klein Is Having a Damn Good Month

Two recent studies found positive effects of programs that former NYC schools chancellor Joel Klein championed, demonstrating that we shouldn't rush to judgment about leaders and programs.


Ten Facts About What the Candidates Are Saying on Education

What do Senate and gubernatorial candidates have to say on K-12, higher ed, and pre-K? Here are 10 takeaways from reviewing their platforms.


The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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