Star Wars and Education Reform

Education Next – Dan Goldhaber “Han Solo, condescending to the lightsaber-wielding Luke, later scoffs, “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” The gist is that the advocates of modernity can be snootily...

In Schools, Teacher Quality Matters Most

Education Next – Dan Goldhaber “Fifty years after the release of “Equality of Educational Opportunity”—widely known as the Coleman Report—much of what James Coleman and his colleagues reported holds up well to scrutiny. It is, in fact, remarkable to read...

Should you treat your school like a business?

E-School News – Laura DeVaney “As parents have more choices regarding where their children go to school, some districts are beginning to view students and parents as “customers” — with surprising results. The idea of treating students, parents and the...