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October 16, 2014

A 'Third Way': Intra-District Choice

Choice, for all its pitfalls, does offer a glimmering hope of countering school segregation. Julian Vasquez Heilig and I consider a choice plan that might work.

October 14, 2014

Vouchers and Equity

Vouchers are back as a topic, and this time they've been given an equity gloss. Julian Vasquez Heilig and I discuss whether or not vouchers are still a bad idea.

September 10, 2014

The Financial Fantasies of Choice

There are many fine reasons to consider at least some aspects of a choice system. But we can't have those conversations until and unless we drop the financial fantasies and are honest about the true cost.

May 29, 2014

'Urban' Schools and Other Euphemisms

Meier: It's amazing the lengths to which we will go to avoid the questions that surround poverty and segregation, and how useful instead it has been to focus our animosity on schools.

May 22, 2014

We Need a Strong Alliance for Schools

Meier: States are making it easier to hand over our schools to private interests or providing money to existing private schools.

May 14, 2014

Narrowing the Income Achievement Gap

Heather Schwartz: Given the size of the problem, no single reform is going to eliminate the income achievement gap.

April 24, 2014

Choice, Small Schools, and Trade-Offs

Meier: I also recognized that the new "reformers" used this to argue that their approach could be implemented, top-down, which would make it easier to replicate.

April 01, 2014

Is School Reform Needed or Not?

Pondiscio: In my very first post here, I suggested that the education reform movement needs what I called a 'Nixon to China' moment. I lamented the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate.

March 27, 2014

Choice: For Shareholders or Stakeholders?

Meier: Neighborhood schools have some important advantages in terms of political democracy, precisely by encouraging people to talk across class and race. Alas, not many contain such mixtures!

March 25, 2014

Choice Is Messy. So Be It.

Pondiscio: Belief in creationism troubles me less than a belief in learning styles, for which there is roughly equal scientific support.

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