Tag: school choice bookshelf

What’s driving conflicts over the future of public education

The public education system that was born during the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century is slowly, painfully being transformed. New technologies and better understandings of how cognition and emotions impact learning are encouraging increasing numbers of elected officials, parents and educators to advocate replacing standardized, one-size-fits-all schooling with empowered[Read More…]

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School choice and tribalism

William O. Douglas joined the US Supreme Court in 1939 and served until 1975. Soon after joining the Court, the then Chief Justice, Charles Evans Hughes, told Douglas that almost all judicial decisions on the high court are emotional decisions. That is, Supreme Court justices come to a fairly quick[Read More…]

Assembling a school choice bookshelf

Education policy debates are awash in books. Memoirs, polemics, volumes of policy wonkery — some of which we highlight on this blog. In the coming months, we’re going to devote more space to the ones we feel are required reading, or at least come close. We hope to look beyond the obvious. We’re[Read More…]