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May 19, 2006

Recent (and forgotten) history on the debate over national standards. 

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May 18, 2006

A "think tank watchdog" is guilty of the very ideological bias it purports to reveal. 

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May 17, 2006
When Secretary Spellings announced a few weeks ago that NCLB hasn’t provided nearly enough school choice, no one should have been surprised.   Read more »
May 16, 2006
The second year report on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (pdf) focuses on participation. It’s just an appetizer—the main course, a study of the effect of the vouchers on achievement, is coming next year—but this report still has some interesting stuff to chew on. Read more »
May 15, 2006
April 18th in New Jersey saw citizens from across the state vote down almost 50% of proposed school budgets. This low level of approval, when viewed as a product of the typically low voter turnout of budget and school board elections, has sent a resounding message to the New Jersey school establishment. Indeed, when one […] Read more »
May 12, 2006

Recently Utah schools have been given an F for technology use in the classroom (or lack thereof).  This is one area I hope Utah continues to fail in. 

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May 10, 2006
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution confusingly reports that Georgia’s Clayton school district’s change to Direct Instruction (DI) this year is to blame for its substantial loss of teachers. Yet a few paragraphs down we learn that the teacher loss has been ongoing for at least three years. Read more »
May 8, 2006
In order to create the Silicon Valley of education 65 years hence, we need to free education markets now.
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April 19, 2006

Florida governor Jeb Bush shares his guidelines for improving schools in the Sunshine State. 

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