As the Patriots prepare to play for the Super Bowl on Sunday, it seems especially timely to reflect again on some critical insights education reformers can gather from professional football.


Whatever one thinks of DeVos's school choice views, the most important question for a U.S. Secretary of Education is how she intends to use that office to promote the things she believes in. And that question has received astonishingly little attention.


I was honored to host a hard-hitting but remarkably civil conversation about race, social justice, and school reform at AEI yesterday. A few things struck me about the conversation.


From President Trump's first days in office to a litany of developments exposing the last administration's agenda, these are strange days, indeed.


What does NFL football have to do with school reform? Quite a lot, actually.


I've got no quarrel with those who oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos. I have a big problem, though, with those who can't leave it at that.


For the 2017 RHSU Public Influence finale, here are the top tens for different academic disciplines, along with junior faculty.


Check out the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholars Public Influence Rankings, hot off the press!


In light of the soon-to-be-unveiled 2017 RHSU Public Influence Rankings, I'm giving you a rundown of the ranking rubric.


On Wednesday, I'll be publishing the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, so I want to take a few moments today to explain the purpose of those rankings.


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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