Shane Vander Hart: There are lots of questions, few answers, and little evidence that personalized learning will bring about greater student achievement.
Forget one-size-fits-all standards and increased standardized testing, starting the school day for adolescents may impact student achievement more.
Jane Robbins: Joy Pullmann in her new book sees a renewed determination by parents to do whatever it takes to ensure a real education for their children.
Denis Ian: Mothers and fathers across America witnessed Donald Trump’s promise to end Common Core … and they signed that contract in the ballot booth.
Changes in communications strategies surrounding Common Core has just put lipstick on a pig. It may look prettier, but it’s still a pig.
Dennis Ian: At the moment, the rarest word in all of education is “kids”. And the most ignored phrase in this giant jungle of jargon is “common sense”.
Powerful, wealthy private groups use their influence to bypass democratic processes to impose their preferred evidence-poor policies on public schools.
The Los Angeles Times editorial board says the Gates Foundation’s failures show philanthropists should not be setting America’s public school agenda.
Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty: Now that the media have begun to notice the emperor’s state of undress, maybe they should take the next step and actually report the whole truth.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal released his policy paper, “K-12 Education Reform: A Road Map,” through his non-profit organization America Next.