Next Steps for Federal Education Legislation As Congress ponders the next steps in reauthorizing education legislation, Grover “Russ” Whitehurst, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy, discusses the forces and factions involved in educational reform at the federal level, and proposes some simple solutions for improving education policy. He discusses the progress made since […]
Officials weigh entering Race to the Top early childhood education contest JIM MYERS World Washington Bureau 8/24/2011 Tulsa World From Oklahoma, both Gov. Mary Fallin and state Superintendent Janet Barresi expressed concern that the competition could leave the state in a financial bind once federal funds ran out. “As a leader in early childhood education, Oklahoma […]
Tom Pauken, author of Bringing America Home and chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, discussed the decentralization of discretionary spending during a speech at the Eastside Conservative Club in Altoona, IA. He mainly discusses education spending. Texans seem to understand the federalist position in regards to education intuitively.
Solution for Florida Education Truth About Education (TEA) in Florida TEA forEducation Karen Schoen, Education Assessment Committee
Learning from the Bay State’s mistake By James Stergios & Lindsey Burke 07/25/2011 James Stergios is executive director of The Pioneer Institute. Lindsey Burke is an education policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. They are co-hosts of an event, National Standards and Tests, set for 12:30 p.m. July 27 at The Heritage Foundation.
Two States Defy DC on No Child Left Behind Michael Maharrey July 6, 2011 Tenth Amendment Center
Lessons from High-Performing Countries Secretary Duncan’s Remarks at National Center on Education and the Economy National Symposium MAY 24, 2011 The first is the state-led design and adoption of higher, internationally benchmarked academic standards—and the development of a new generation of assessments that will test higher-order thinking skills, much like the high-quality assessments used overseas. […]
The Dangerous Intersection of National Standards and Vouchers Imposing a Federal Curriculum on Private Schools – Why Voucher Programs that Require State Tests Are So Dangerous Education Liberty Watch June 20th, 2011 Wichita Observer
Neal McCluskey: School czar flunks civics NEAL MCCLUSKEY July 10, 2011 The Orange County Register The burning question right now is what authority the U.S. Secretary of Education has to release states from NCLB’s requirements. It’s a topic brought to the fore by Secretary Arne Duncan’s threat that if Congress doesn’t reauthorize NCLB by the […]
Mack: Race to Top costs states, endangers democracy JOE MACK Jul. 13, 2011 The State We have a malignancy feeding on our democracy, and we have few leaders willing to fight it.