Last week, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed into law the nation's most ambitious school choice program. I'll share five thoughts on this.


This five-act play explains the opt-out movement from the year 2000 to present.


Well-meaning authorizers and legislators have larded up charter school applications with requirements. If this red tape was to ensure academic success, that would be one thing. But it's not.


A new Education Next study makes pretty massive claims about the impact of new spending. But I'm dubious, for a few reasons.


I've tapped my old Ph.D. in government skills to provide a quick, easy-to-take quiz: are you a wannabe edu-bureaucrat?


College Rank's list of the best college leisure pools is remarkably revealing of the whole state of the higher ed-industrial complex.

Montana has proven to me that if you focus on serious school improvements, your students will shine. No need to go all the way to Finland.


Parents should have a big say in their children's education, but opt out alone won't solve the broader problem of too much testing.


The goal of education is to give students a better chance at a good life, not just a good job. Testing will not solve all our problems.


We've suffered under the factory model of school reform for a dozen years, despite no research showing it works. We need a doctor for the American education system.


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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