Republican nominees for 2016 must explain to voters how they can believe in both the importance of education and in a limited federal role.


Across the U.S., teachers and "reformers" have been engaged in a heated stand-off. My forthcoming book, The Cage-Busting Teacher, focuses on helping teachers lead us to a better place.


After last week, I think the chance of an ESEA reauthorization getting passed is under 5%.


It's possible that a Republican might become president in 2016. Should that happen, it might be worth revisiting a possible future that I forecast in 2011.


I'm concerned and confused by a new CPRE study about how the Common Core has played out on Twitter.


There is only one learning technology so far that has actually transformed teaching and learning: the book.


In the final installment of "ESEA Cabin Fever," Rick and Peter address what they believe is an appropriate federal role in K-12 education.


In the sixth installment of "ESEA Cabin Fever," Rick and Peter address whether the federal government should support education innovation, and, if so, how.


In the fifth installment of "ESEA Cabin Fever," Rick and Peter address whether the federal government should have a role in teacher evaluation.


In the fourth installment of "ESEA Cabin Fever," Rick and Peter address whether federal funds should follow poor students to their choice of schools.


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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