The hyperbole that greeted the nothingburger of Trump's budget swamped the chance to discuss whether some federal education spending should be cut.


The impact of even a seemingly positive reform can be negative if the costs are high enough.


Today, I chat with Eric Kalenze, the US organizer of researchED, talking about the project's history, his involvement, and their upcoming conference.


As students across the country head back to school, I can't help but imagine what words of wisdom President Trump would have for the nation's classrooms.


Guest blogger Maddie Fennell wraps up her week discussing how and why teachers should lead through advocacy.


Today, guest blogger Maddie Fennell argues that rather than lowering the bar, we should make teaching into a true profession with both accountability and autonomy.


In the case of education, posits this week's guest blogger, Maddie Fennell, the source of our problems aren't individual elements but the system itself.


Politics is never perfect, writes guest blogger Ashley Jochim, but political conflict and compromise can be better than using "brute force" when it comes to lasting school reform.


Evidence is rarely the sole reason why someone commits to action, notes guest blogger Ashley Jochim. Good policy also needs good politics.


Wielded effectively, soft power might make education just a little more like astronomy, writes this week's guest blogger, Ashely Jochim.


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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