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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?

March 10, 2016

I'm Looking for a Little Help Out There

I'm looking for a new research assistant to join our AEI edu-team—who knows, it could be you!

December 28, 2015

Ten Edu-Stories We'll Be Reading in 2016

Despite my shabby record as a prognosticator, people continue to ask if I've any thoughts on upcoming events in 2016. I'll give it my usual shot.

December 23, 2015

The Top Ten 2015 RHSU Columns

We're nearing the end of a peculiar year—seems like a propitious time to take a moment and reflect on the year gone by with a "Best Of" RHSU columns in 2015.

December 10, 2015

Lessons From Three States That Turned K-12 Around

In a new report for the Chamber, my colleague Sarah DuPre and I take a look at three states that made outsized gains on the National Assessment of Educational Progress between 2005 and 2013. What made them stand out from the rest?

November 27, 2015

I Used to Think ... That Experts Understood the World, Part 3

Since it's Thanksgiving week, we're going back to the old RHSU tradition of sharing an essay I wrote for Richard Elmore's volume I Used to Think...And Now I Think. It's one of my favorites—hope you all enjoy Part 3.

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