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December 18, 2014

Do Policymakers Cherry-Pick Research?

It seems that for every complex issue, there is competing research to cite. Jack Schneider and Andy Smarick discuss.

December 16, 2014

When Should the Courts Intervene?

Jack Schneider and Andy Smarick discuss the pursuit of educational policy changes through the courts.

December 04, 2014

If Charters Work, What Is the Reason?

Charter theories are sometimes built on the idea of school "fit." At other times, they're based on the notion that the free market knows best. Andy Smarick and I discuss.

December 02, 2014

A System Entirely Composed of Charters?

Andy Smarick believes that kids would be better off with a system entirely composed of charters. I disagree.

November 20, 2014

Report: Rural Northeast Teachers Unprepared for Common Core

The report found that teachers in rural northeast school districts need more professional development tailored to the unique needs of rural schools to implement the new standards.

October 31, 2014

Reinventing Teach For America

To all the TFA critics out there, here's my pitch: TFA isn't going away. So why not pressure them to wield their power and influence in a way that might actually prove more productive?

October 30, 2014

California's Education Progress Depends on Torlakson

If voters place more stock in the results produced by incumbent Tom Torlakson than they do in the advertising of challenger Marshall Tuck, California has a chance to continue improving education.

October 28, 2014

The Dangers of the Common Core

Meier: As long as we see standards as 'The Standards' we will face this danger—and especially if who is right/wrong is based on impact on test scores designed by the same people who have mandated the standards.

October 28, 2014

Teacher Unions and the Future

Jack and Julian Vasquez Heilig discuss the role of teacher unions and how they might evolve in the coming decades.

October 21, 2014

Do Curricular Standards Get a Bad Rap?

Is there any point in having curricular benchmarks at the district, state, or national level? Jack Schneider and Julian Vasquez Heilig discuss.

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