EdNext Podcast: Engaging Teachers Unions in Education Reform – by Education Next

Robert Maranto, the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why school reformers should try to work...

When Race is the Primary Job Qualification for Teachers – by Drego Little

Charles Hamilton Houston of Howard Law School, who trained Thurgood Marshall, made superb lawyers, period. A few years ago, I met with two program directors. One worked for a well-respected education nonprofit, the other...

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars – by Eric A. Hanushek

The nation is stuck with a bad equilibrium in terms of teacher salaries: salaries are insufficient to attract new teachers who can fuel improved schools and yet they are not even high enough...

Should Congress Link Higher-Ed Funding To Graduation Rates? – by Robert Kelchen

Debating the use of degree completion as an accountability metric By Robert Kelchen and Lanae Erickson Print | NO PDF WINTER 2020 / VOL. 20, NO. 1 After decades of slow growth, the share of...

Performance-Based Funding Produces Mixed Results – by Robert Kelchen

The federal government currently provides more than $150 billion each year to students and their families in the form of grants, loans, work-study funds, and tax credits to help make college more affordable....

Congress Must Address Dismal Dropout Rates – by Lanae Erickson

It’s a familiar story: a young, courageous (usually white male) entrepreneur drops out of college to pursue his dreams, only to become rich and successful beyond all expectation. Its implication, which has found...

EdNext Podcast: Paul Tough and The Years That Matter Most – by Education Next

Paul Tough, author of “The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us,” sits down with EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the book, and how the higher education admissions process...

New Red Sox Executive Credits Classics Education – by Ira Stoll

Chaim Bloom speaks at a news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, where it was announced he will be the Chief Baseball Officer for the Red Sox. A press conference this week to announce...

‘You Can’t Un-Look at It’ – by Education Next

Elisa Villanueva Beard In this issue of the journal, Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo report on how the Teach For America experience affects teacher-participants. Education Next editor Martin West...

A Certificate, Then a Degree – by Clark G. Gilbert

There’s plenty of high-profile concern and handwringing about college debt in the United States, with some aspiring presidential candidates offering dueling proposals to cancel all $1.5 trillion in outstanding student-loan obligations. But the...
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