Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.
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July 31, 2014
July 29, 2014
Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.
July 28, 2014
"Innovation in the public sector in general, and in education in particular, could be a major driver for significant welfare gains," says a new report from the OECD, Measuring Innovation in Education.
July 13, 2014
When Lyndsey Layton interviewed Bill Gates a few months ago, she violated one of the major taboos of the education reform discourse.
July 10, 2014
Teachers need to wake up and understand that the country's biggest corporations are coming after their jobs. They have little respect for teachers because they want to market products that they think will do a better job than teachers.
July 03, 2014
I am trying to make sense of the education reform project, which seems a mass of contradictions. On the one hand, we have a seemingly utopian project with bold pronouncements about the boundless capacity of all students
July 02, 2014
If there is one thing Bill Gates has been a fan of, it is the role of technology in improving education. But recent comments show he may be starting to see that even technology may not be all powerful. And this leads to some deeper questions about the viability of the entire education reform project.
June 30, 2014
If the pass rates on Common Core tests and the new Common Core-aligned GED plummet, it is because they were designed to do so. If there is an outcome that has been engineered, there must be a reason that outcome is desirable.
June 29, 2014
Bill Gates has it exactly upside down. The innovators are the classroom teachers. The innovators are the students. The innovators are the people working in the schools creating new things every day.
June 19, 2014
A new report from the Education Trust calls for more accountability for colleges that graduate less than 15 percent of students in six years and have a large share of students who are unable to repay their loans after leaving school.