Socialistic Model for K-12 education is failing

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Is the U.S. education system following a socialistic model?   SOCIALISM: controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies   RESULTS OF SOCIALISM: poor quality, high cost, and little innovation...

School Closures and Student Achievement

Education Next – Aaron Churchill and Michael J. Petrilli “Bad schools rarely die. This was the conclusion of Fordham’s 2010 report Are Bad Schools Immortal?, which discovered that out of two thousand low-performing schools across ten states, only 10...

One door closes, another opens

The Economist – Staff Writer “ABANDONING schools can be perilous for politicians. When Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s mayor, decided in 2013 to shut down 47 public schools that were half-empty and had atrocious results, he sparked protests that nearly cost him...

School Closures, Student Learning, and the New System of Schools

Education Next – Andy Smarick “IA decade ago, I became fixated on what I saw as the biggest problem in K–12 education—that we continued to assign low-income inner-city kids to persistently failing schools. My study eventually led me to conclude that we...

Schools Can’t Innovate Until Districts Do

Education Next – Robin J. Lake “Every sector of the U.S. economy is working on ways to deliver services in a more customized manner. In the near future, cancer treatment plans will be customized to each patient based on sophisticated genetic data and...

Creativity, Cartels, and the Supply Side of Choice-Based Reform

Education Next – Fredrick Hess “One of my looooooong-standing frustrations is that talk about school choice, competition, markets, and the rest tends to be soaked in confusion, apology, spin, and invective. It feels like almost everything of note gets lost...