I’d like to see Bobby Jindal use a teleprompter the next time he attacks Common Core. I’d like to be reassured he knows how to...
The sudden departure of Joshua Starr , superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, caught many by surprise—including...
Regular followers of Fordham know that, over the past few years, I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about “education for upward...
Peter Sipe
I’ve always liked Fridays as much as the next guy, but this year I especially like them: Every Friday, my students and I read an...
Scott Pearson
When we talk about high standards, accountability, and school choice, one essential element is often overlooked: giving parents...
Joshua Dunn
In “ Collective Panic ,” Martha Derthick and I argued that teachers’ unions dodged a major blow in Harris v. Quinn (2014) but...
This timely study represents the most comprehensive analysis of American teacher unions’ strength ever conducted, ranking all...
By Arnold F. Shober and Michael T. Hartney Foreword by Dara Zeehandelaar and Amber M. Northern Are the nation’s 90,000-plus...
The Club for Growth is right about a bunch of issues, but they’re wrong about the pending House bill to replace No Child Left...
J. Richard Gentry
This post originally appeared in a slightly different form at Psychology Today . There is much wrong with American kindergartens—...
A report last month from a pair of advocacy organizations, the Alliance for Childhood and Defending the Early Years, argued that...
By Jonathan Plucker Gadfly editorial by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Amber M. Northern While the merit and politics of the Common...
What does the Common Core portend for America’s high-achieving and gifted students? Quite a kerfuffle has erupted in many parts...
The number of non-teaching staff in the United States (those employed by school systems but not serving as classroom teachers)...
The pundit class is raising questions about whether Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree disqualifies him from being America’s...
Almost every article and column written about the nascent GOP presidential campaign mentions Tea Party opposition to immigration...