Watching the new Fast and the Furious this weekend brought to mind some of the common tensions underlying school reform.
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April 18, 2017
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.
June 22, 2016
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
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.
June 08, 2016
Common-core advocates were in such a hurry to do good that they just didn't show much interest in hard questions or uncomfortable cautions. This is the way things routinely go between progressives and conservatives.
June 01, 2016
It's worth taking a moment to understand where conservatives and progressives actually disagree. We agree on a lot, but our big disagreements frequently fall along the left-right ideological divide.