For several years now, parents in Frederick County, Maryland, where I live, have been struggling to start a charter school that uses a classical curriculum—heavy on history, literature, languages (including Latin and Greek), and science, instead of the pablum that … read more
Since the recession bottomed out, there’s been a lot of talk about whether college is “worth it.” With graduation season upon us, the discussion has reached maximum volume. Two weeks ago the Brookings Institution’s Isabelle Sawhill and Stephanie Owen issued … read more
Over on his Ed Week Blog, my colleague Rick Hess has a thoughtful post on a question gripping education policy circles right now: with the advent of new Common Core standards and Common Core-aligned tests, should we pause high stakes … read more
Just when I thought we might avoid a second annual edition of the “student loan interest rate follies,” a handful of lawmakers stepped up to the plate and set the stage for a sequel last week. That’s the beauty of … read more
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting cage-busting educators, those who work tirelessly to upend the pervasive “culture of can’t,” and devise outside-of-the-box solutions despite the rules, regulations, statutes, and contracts that so often paralyze teachers and leaders. In … read more
As part of President Obama’s hallmark education program, the Race to the Top competitive grant competition, the Department of Education allocated four-year grants totaling $330 million to two consortia of states to develop assessments aligned to the new Common Core … read more
In a recent report that did not get the attention it deserved, the Louisiana Department of Education released graduation rate figures for school systems across the Pelican state. From 2005-2006 to 2011-2012, 48 parishes (counting the New Orleans Recovery District … read more
Instapundit blogger and law professor Glenn Reynolds has written quite a bit about the “higher education bubble” and released a book last year with that exact title. Following Glenn’s recent visit to the Atlanta Fed to discuss the higher education … read more
On this, the 98th episode of AEI’s Banter podcast, we sit down with AEI resident scholar Christina Hoff Summers to talk about men and women in the workplace. Equal pay day was last week, and we begin our conversation with a … read more
If you’re a high school senior, or the parent of a high school senior, you probably already know this: college admission decisions went out last week. For those who were accepted at the school of your dreams, congratulations! For those … read more
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