For three decades, there was a quiet assumption that education's growing economic import was pushing education politics toward the pragmatic middle—it turns out that this dynamic was surprisingly fragile.
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Working on a state board of education involves many challenges, some failures. But, as guest blogger Jessica Sutter writes, it is also an opportunity and a duty to speak out for educational equity.
November 17, 2016
This past week, I've been struck by how differently things appear to me than to the vast majority of folks in education.
October 18, 2016
When presidential elections become winner-take-all affairs, democracy pays the price.
September 27, 2016
It looked to me like Clinton "won" the debate or, at least, that Trump managed to lose it.
February 29, 2016
If Trump were to win the Republican nomination, what might it mean? Here are five thoughts.
January 26, 2016
What are the presidential contenders thinking about education?
October 13, 2015
As the 2016 presidential race heats up, here are a few thoughts on what some new developments may mean for education.
October 08, 2015
The Obama administration is winding down, making it a propitious moment to examine its education legacy.
September 28, 2015
The conventional wisdom was that Boehner's exit makes the odds of ESEA reauthorization much longer. I see things a little differently.