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May 04, 2017

Hard Lessons in Education Reform: The 1,000 Flowers Question

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

What Do We Mean by 'Reform'?

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

The Fast, the Furious, and School Reform

Watching the new Fast and the Furious this weekend brought to mind some of the common tensions underlying school reform.

April 12, 2017

Talking to, Not Past, One Another About Race, Schooling, and Reform

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

Race, Social Justice, and School Reform

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

The Patriots, the Texans, and School Reform

What does NFL football have to do with school reform? Quite a lot, actually.

September 15, 2016

My Mixed Feelings on XQ's 'Super Schools'

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

4 Lessons That Brexit Can Offer School Reform

It struck me that there are four cautions to pull from the Brexit fray that America's school reformers would do well to heed.

June 22, 2016

Of Big 'R' and Little 'r' School Reform

Though I think much of the big "R" reform agenda has real promise, its value ultimately depends infinitely more on how they're executed rather than whether they're adopted.

June 15, 2016

School Reform Is the New Ed. School

Back then, ed schools were marked by oppressive consensus on key questions: tests were bad, charter schooling and school vouchers were very bad, etc. It turns out this kind of thinking has spread to the school reform world too.

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