I'm struck that our natural, admirable enthusiasm and yearning for "best practices" can turn destructive. It tempts us into an endless, circular search for solutions in which we never stop long enough to ask whether the search itself is misguided.
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January 30, 2018
June 22, 2017
In school reform, I sometimes think we suffer from a curious malady: too much passion—and a shortage of disciplined professionalism.
May 04, 2017
Yesterday at AEI, we hosted a conversations exploring the "Hard Lessons in Education Reform." One fascinating exchange dealt with the challenge of finding the right balance.
April 20, 2017
To help clarify where I'm coming from, I thought it might be worth sharing a bit about how I answer some of the first questions of school reform.
April 18, 2017
Watching the new Fast and the Furious this weekend brought to mind some of the common tensions underlying school reform.
April 12, 2017
So much of how we talk about education today tangles school reform with larger ideological debates taking place in our polarized and distrustful era.
January 26, 2017
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.
January 19, 2017
What does NFL football have to do with school reform? Quite a lot, actually.
September 15, 2016
I think the idea of XQ is appealing. But I start to get nervous when I see this whole goofy "super schools" stuff.
June 29, 2016
It struck me that there are four cautions to pull from the Brexit fray that America's school reformers would do well to heed.