Finally Getting School Reform Right

The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) has presented a new paper that appears to understand what is needed to improve American education, titled Standing on the Shoulder of Giants: An American Agenda for Education Reform. Notably, its recommendations are free of solutions that characterize much of current debates such as charter schools, […]

The DOE Needs a Mission Statement

What is the mission statement for American education? America’s middling scores on the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has spotlighted the conflicted state of American education. Is it in need of improvement and/or reform? Are these scores a reflection of our high poverty rate, as pointed by Diane Ravitch and countless others, or […]