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July 07, 2017

Would David Duke Really Say That?

I can't help thinking that the center has come undone, in no small part, because mainstream, time-tested, once uncontroversial conservative sentiments have been labeled offensive by the same voices who wonder what happened to the responsible right.

June 27, 2017

Godspeed, Mitchell Chester

Mitchell Chester, the longtime Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, a good man, and a true friend, passed away Monday evening. I'll always remember his passion for doing.

February 13, 2017

A Rorschach Test for Bias in Education Scholarship

A simple Rorschach test to gauge how far apart we really are in determining what constitutes ideological bias in education scholarship.

December 29, 2016

Seven Reflections on School Reform in 2017

As we look ahead to the dawn of a new year, here are seven things to keep in mind for 2017.

December 27, 2016

The Top Ten 2016 RHSU Columns

With 2016 about to go in the books, it seems a propitious time to take a moment and reflect on the "best" of RHSU from the past year.

November 24, 2016

RHSU Flashback: The Cost of Winner-Take-All-Presidential Politics

Since it's Thanksgiving week, I figured it might be a nice chance to dwell a bit on the teachable moment we find ourselves in by re-running a few columns that kind of got brushed away at the time, but might register more fully now—and that might help encourage some to perhaps give a second thought to the underappreciated blessings of federalism, limited government, and executive restraint.

November 23, 2016

RHSU Flashback: The Duncan Precedent, 2013 Edition

Since it's Thanksgiving week, I figured it might be a nice chance to dwell a bit on the teachable moment we find ourselves in by re-running a few columns that kind of got brushed away at the time, but might register more fully now—and that might help encourage some to perhaps give a second thought to the underappreciated blessings of federalism, limited government, and executive restraint.

November 22, 2016

RHSU Flashback: What's Good for the Goose...

Since it's Thanksgiving week, I figured it might be a nice chance to dwell a bit on the teachable moment we find ourselves in by re-running a few columns that kind of got brushed away at the time, but might register more fully now—and that might help encourage some to perhaps give a second thought to the underappreciated blessings of federalism, limited government, and executive restraint.

April 12, 2016

What Frustrates Me About AERA

The possibility that knowledgeable, informed, and reasonable people might actually disagree on these things is simply not part of the AERA worldview—primarily, I suspect, because it's not part of the ed school worldview.

March 24, 2016

Is Adam LaRoche a Model Parent or a Selfish One?

Outside of graduate seminars, our education debates tend to shy away from thorny questions about parental responsibilities and rights. So what to make of the recent Adam LaRoche story?

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