Brad Marianno joins the guest blog today to discuss what a shift in political trade winds post-Janus could mean for teachers' unions.

Today, Michael Lovenheim guest posts about what we know about how teacher collective bargaining affects student achievement and why obtaining answers to this question is so difficult.

Dan Goldhaber joins Katharine Strunk and Josh Cowen on today's guest blog for a discussion of the research surrounding teachers unions and collective bargaining agreements.

Andy Saultz concludes a week of guest blogging by urging policymakers to carefully roll out policies in a way the explains why those changes will be good for kids.

Today, Andy Saultz continues guest blogging with lessons learned during his time as a school board member about the importance of listening.

Andy Saultz begins his week of guest blogging by offering some reflections on the Parkland school shooting and how we might begin to move forward.

Constance Lindsay concludes a week of guest blogging with a discussion on the role of discipline in schools, noting that we have to grapple simultaneously with disparities and school safety.

Constance Lindsay continues her discussion of teacher preparation programs by unpacking teacher shortages in today's guest blog.

Taking over the guest blog this week is Constance Lindsay, a research associate at the Urban Institute. Today, Constance begins with a discussion of teacher preparation programs with a focus on the diversity-validity dilemma.

In his final guest blog of the week, "little r" reformer John Thompson says that to improve schooling, we must listen and learn from flesh-and-blood students and tackle real-world problems, not focus on made-up metrics.

The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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