In advance of Gerard Robinson's event on Brown v. Board, the AEI scholar discusses the impact of the decision 60 years on.

While I buckle down writing my new book for the next month, I hope you'll enjoy the great guest-blogger lineup on RHSU.

In the United States, we celebrate wealth, fame, and beauty over brainpower, but Ridley Scott's recent film The Martian stands out as a rare example of pop culture that celebrates smart.

My school reform friends get frustrated with me because they think I'm a naysayer. The reality is, it's more complicated than that.

As the 2016 presidential race heats up, here are a few thoughts on what some new developments may mean for education.

The Obama administration is winding down, making it a propitious moment to examine its education legacy.

Rather than once again address Arne Duncan's tenure as Secretary of Education, today I'm inclined to offer a couple of more personal musings.

It's been a while since I last sat down with ClassDojo's Sam Chaudhary. We chat about how the ed tech company started, its worldwide reach, and privacy issues in the tech world.

The conventional wisdom was that Boehner's exit makes the odds of ESEA reauthorization much longer. I see things a little differently.

The Secretary of Education, his allies, and his underlings see Duncan as uniquely sincere in his commitment to the nation's students... but I don't think that makes him unique.

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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