Anne Hyslop
Congress is in recess this week, but when it returns, it is likely that a resolution to rescind the final Every Student Succeeds...
A new teacher’s pension is supposed to be a perk. The truth is that for the majority of the nation’s new teachers, what they can...
Countless studies have demonstrated that teacher quality is the most important school-based determinant of student learning, and...
As Secretary DeVos and Attorney General Sessions and their teams work down the list of Obama-era mischief that needs reversing,...
Christy Wolfe
As a mom of three children, I’ve learned that structure and a few rules can make life much more enjoyable for everyone, including...
Eleven weeks ago, in High Stakes for High Achievers: State Accountability in the Age of ESSA , the Fordham Institute reported...
Over the past quarter-century, charter schools have gone from an upstart education experiment to a prominent, promising, and...
On February 7, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 234-190 to roll back regulations created under President Obama that...
Earlier this month, Washington, D.C.’s local CBS affiliate published a moving story about tragedy and triumph in the city’s...
During his campaign, President Trump promised a focus on school choice to the tune of $20 billion. Although few details have been...
No reasonable adult would suggest eliminating the foster care system, or making it impossible for responsible government...
My friend and colleague Robert Pondiscio has done his best —and that’s a high bar—to navigate and mediate between Jason Bedrick...
Marc S. Tucker
Editor’s note: This piece first appeared in Edweek.org ’s Top Performers blog on February 9, 2017, and is reprinted with...
Last week, I walked the halls of the Washington State Legislature with more than 250 parents, teachers, and advocates for gifted...
The major charge against Betsy DeVos—and certainly the one that the writers at “ Saturday Night Live ” recently ran with—was that...
Ten days ago, Jason Bedrick wrote that I was mistaken to equate school “accountability” with “top-down government regulations”:...
Patrick Riccards
Five years ago, I felt like public enemy number one when it came to education. Despite my fifteen years in education policy,...
Larry Sand
“ The teachers unions don’t just screw over kids, they also screw over new teachers. Millennials beware. ” The above tweet from...
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” There's a lot of truth in that cliché, but it doesn't seem to apply to education...
“You’re fired!” For many New Yorkers, the chance to say those words to our next President can’t come soon enough. But barring an...
Gary Larson’s famous comic strip The Far Side was as insightful as it was hilarious. But given the recent consternation in the...
My biggest takeaway from five years of teaching fifth grade in a South Bronx public school was this: much of what I had been...
Thomas W. Carroll
With a President who doesn’t fear the teachers unions and Republican control of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives...
For years, intrepid number crunchers—finance experts, economists, and pension analysts among them—have been trying, with little...
It’s 2017, which means we’re in year six of the Common Core experiment. The big question that everyone wants the answer to is: “...
Chad Aldeman
If you care about teacher pay or teacher retention or, heaven forbid, teacher retirement, you should read Fordham’s new report, (...
Tomorrow marks the end of National School Choice Week 2017 . This year’s seven days of celebration comprised more than 21,000...
Not long ago I saw a father and son at a coffee shop. The child was busy playing on a tablet and the father wore a t-shirt that...
Shaun M. Dougherty
Despite the education community’s clear polarization over the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. secretary of education...