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August 07, 2019

Why the Teaching Profession Matters More Than Ever

While teaching is still in the top 10 of highly regarded professions, parents have stopped encouraging their children to become teachers. Guest blogger Heather Harding explores what should be done.

August 05, 2019

Why Racial Equity and Social Justice Have a Role in School Reform

Race-based rancor and equity implications are not suspect or novel concerns requiring quotations, according to the Schusterman Family Foundation's Heather Harding.

August 02, 2019

Reducing College Costs Means More Than Reducing Tuition

Fifty-seven percent of college-enrolled KIPP alums are worried about running out of food, and 43 percent have missed meals. Here's what to do about it, from guest blogger Richard Buery.

July 31, 2019

All Students Need Career and Technical Education

Just 11 percent of students from a low-income background have a bachelor's degree. So it's essential that high school equip students with marketable skills.

July 29, 2019

Segregation Is a Problem: Charters Can Be Part of the Solution

Charters did not cause the problem of school segregation, writes guest blogger Richard Buery Jr. Instead, charters are often intentionally located in neighborhoods with the greatest need.

July 26, 2019

Kill the College Admissions Essay

Killing the personal essay would accomplish something test-driven accountability often fails to do: incentivize classroom practice that benefits students.

July 24, 2019

Colin Kaepernick and the Death of the Common School

A nation that cannot agree whether its original flag is a symbol of pride or oppression is not one prepared to reach consensus on what its children should learn in public schools.

July 22, 2019

No Apologies for 'No Excuses' Charter Schools

High-performing urban schools lent moral authority and measurable results to the charter school sector. Why do advocates give them the cold shoulder? Fordham's Robert Pondiscio answers.

July 18, 2019

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: Pondiscio, Buery, Harding, Sutter, Baron, Junge, and Krvaric

I'm about to take my regular summer sabbatical. While I'm away, we've got a stellar lineup of guests who've kindly agreed to step in.

May 10, 2019

Why Charters Have Not Faded

A couple of decades in, although challenges persist, charters show no signs of disappearing. Why hasn't the idea of chartering schools been a passing fad?

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