“In this one place,” said Bush, “we can put aside the partisan divide and make things happen.”
When Duncan outlined the “new normal” in public education today, Vander Ark writes, he reminded us of the forces shaping other American industries that were browbeaten to renew themselves in the throes of the Great Recession.
This week at MichelleRhee.org, the former D.C. schools chancellor asked for some ideas on improving education. Beyond the obvious (stop discouraging students from attending charter schools, for instance), here are a few thoughts:
Arne Duncan is right when he recently told an assembly at the American Enterprise Institute that it’s time to innovate in the schoolhouse, that the century-old, industrial-age factory model of education is wrong for the 21st century. But even the education secretary may not fully understand the implications of his remarks.
The drive to improve our nation’s schools is not a zero-sum game, and a report launched today on Educationnext.org shows how alternative learning options for poor and struggling schoolchildren can have a positive impact on traditional neighborhood schools.Northwestern University researchers David Figlio and Cassandra Hart explain that a tax credit[Read More…]
The aim of redefinED is to recast the way we perceive public education. Far too often, the debate over any education program begins first with an assessment of whether it undermines traditional neighborhood public schooling. But today’s school systems and public policies have exploded the historical definition of a public[Read More…]