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June 20, 2016
The Supreme Court must rehear the Friedrichs case when nine Justices can decide it– not only for the sake of the ten California teachers who brought the case, but also for the thousands of teachers and families around the country whose voices matter in our democracy. Read more »
June 20, 2016
What matters in schools is teachers. Fortunately, teaching can be taught. The Economist June 11, 2016 FORGET smart uniforms and small classes. The secret to stellar grades and thriving students is teachers. One American study found that in a single year’s teaching the top 10% of teachers impart three times as much learning to their […] Read more »
June 8, 2016
by Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch Fox News June 8, 2016 Graduation is an inspirational time of year when proud families celebrate education milestones and the beginnings of productive lives. I remember a commencement speech that my mom, former First Lady Barbara Bush, delivered at Wellesley College in 1990.  She retold a story by Robert Fulghum […] Read more »
June 6, 2016
by Jeanne Allen Flypaper June 2, 2016 [T]here are a myriad of strategies out there that ostensibly can make a difference for our children, but no matter which ones we pursue, their potential impact will be diminished if we do not find ways to empower poor parents to be able to exercise influence on the […] Read more »
June 5, 2016
Unions say they have a constitutional right to workers’ money. Wall Street Journal Review & Outlook June 2, 2016 Unions have been losing members and political clout as more states (26 so far) pass right-to-work laws, and now Big Labor is fighting back with a legal strategy to use the Fifth Amendment to take money […] Read more »
May 31, 2016
by Jeanne Allen The 74 May 30, 3016 If he was in the average school he was in before, he’d be on the street,” testified the father of a 16-year old-boy. “This is what these online schools provide — the comfort to know their kids are not going to become hoodlums, or do drugs… He […] Read more »
May 23, 2016
NAEP data, combined with information on college readiness, presents a clear picture on the need to improve and expand access to innovative learning opportunities. Read more »
May 18, 2016
by Nate Davis The Hill May 18, 2016 We have a graduation problem in the U.S. Too many young people, in particular the underprivileged, are failing to get high-school degrees. Some believe America’s education system is reversing that trend. They point to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement in December that graduation rates reached an […] Read more »
May 16, 2016
by Jeanne Allen Deseret News May 16, 2016 An article about charter schools (“Do charter schools work?” May 9) misrepresented the success and outcomes of these innovative public schools on students, schools and communities. Research has consistently shown that charters lift all boats and grow student learning across all populations. And not only that, but […] Read more »
May 14, 2016
Has school choice been able to interrupt the strong link between home environments and academic success? The answer to that question is a resounding yes, especially when looking beyond the sole metric of graduation rates. Read more »