Education Next

A quarterly scholarly journal of the Hoover Institution that explores issues relating to education policy and K-12 education reform in the United States.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 4, Fall

All A-Twitter about Education: Improving Our Schools in 140 Characters or Less
Once upon a time, the education "war of ideas" was fought on the battleground of the nation's op-ed pages. Then came blogs. But that was so two years ago (see "Linky Love, Snark Attacks, and Fierce Debates about Teacher Quality?" what next, Winter...
Are U.S Students Ready to Compete? the Latest on Each State's International Standing
At a time of persistent unemployment, especially among the less skilled, many | wonder whether our schools are adequately preparing students for the 21st-century global economy. Despite high unemployment rates, firms are experiencing shortages of educated...
Cautionary Tale: Authors Recount NCLB's Tortured History
Schoolhouse of Cards: An Inside Story of No Child Left Behind and Why America Needs a Real Education Revolution By Eugene Hickok Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, $34.95; 183 pages. Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and...
Fixing Teacher Pensions: Is It Enough to Adjust Existing Plans?
Education Next talks with Robert M. Costrell, Michael Podgursky, and Christian E. Welter [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Teacher benefits, once a sleepy question primarily of interest to actuaries, have become a flash point in...
Florida Reformers Got It Right: Hybrid Schoolers Reap the Benefits
My son Richard has the chutzpah of Hank Greenberg, the greatest Jewish baseball player of all time. So, soon after we moved to Florida, Richard tried out for the baseball team at Tallahassee's Leon High, even though he didn't go to school there! ...
Getting At-Risk Teens to Graduation: Blended Learning Offers a Second Chance
Eighteen-year-old Tyriq was fairly blunt about the mess he had gotten himself into before transferring to the Hampton, Virginia, online school where I approached him one chilly day this spring. "I got in trouble. I was playing around. I got backed...
Managing the Teacher Workforce: The Consequences of "Last in, First Out" Personnel Policies
Tough economic times mean tight school district budgets, possibly for years to come. Education is a labor-intensive industry, and because most districts devote well over half of all spending to teacher compensation, budget cuts have already led to...
No Matter How You Ask the Question: School Vouchers Rebounded in 2011
Thus far, 2011 has been a good year for private school choice. The Supreme Court reversed a lower-court decision that was about to shut down the Arizona tax-credit program. President Obama signed into law a bill that revived the District of Columbia...
Principled Principals: New Evidence from Chicago Shows They Fire the Least Effective Teachers
If principals have the authority to dismiss teachers, will they dismiss the less effective ones, or will they instead make perverse decisions by letting the good teachers go? Evidence from low-stakes surveys suggests that principals are able to identify...
The 2012 Republican Candidates (So Far): What They've Said and Done on Education in the Past, and Why They Might Do about Our Public Schools If Elected
Two months before his 2008 election, Barack Obama addressed a roomful of Ohio public school teachers, praising their long hours and talking about his daughters' starting 2nd and 5th grade. It was a typical Democratic education speech, with vows of...
The New Superintendent of Schools for New Orleans
A conversation with John White By PETER MEYER A 35-year-old former teacher, John White headed to New Orleans in late April to become superintendent of the Big Easy's Recovery School District (RSD), quite an accomplishment for such a young man. But,...
The Public Weighs in on School Reform: Intense Controversies Do Not Alter Public Thinking, but Teachers Differ More Sharply Than Ever
Public education has rarely been far from the national headlines over the past year-Efforts to limit teachers' collective-bargaining rights led to mass protests in several states. The enactment of voucher programs renewed the debate over the role of...
Trouble in Kansas: Parents in a Wealthy District Sue to Pay More Taxes
Kansas's judicially grounded regime of equitable school spending recently led to a most peculiar federal case, Petrella v. Brownback, in which parents from a wealthy suburban Kansas City school district, Shawnee Mission, sued for permission to raise...
Unlocking the Secrets of High-Performing Charters: Tight Management and "No Excuses"
Charter schools are approaching the ripe old age of 20. Although more work remains if we are to fully understand this complex education reform "movement," a growing body of data and research is being compiled about its strengths, weaknesses, and impact....
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