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Stop Attacking Moms You Don’t Like and Spend Some Time Looking in the Mirror

I knew that the National Parents Union (NPU) was gearing up for its first big event this weekend in New Orleans, but...

An Education Reporter Goes to Milwaukee

Cara Fitzpatrick Cara Fitzpatrick is an independent education journalist in New York. She is currently writing...

Podcast Alert: 2020 Democratic Candidates’ Assault on School Choice and Charter Schools

I was recently invited to talk with Inez Stepman of the Independent Women's Forum on their podcast, "She Thinks." The conversation focuses...

Can education improve social mobility in America?

Three Questions for Andy Rotherham of Bellwether Education Partners Richmond: You have said that you believe improving education is...

This Is Where I Convince You to Become a Mentor for a Young Person in Your Community

Toward the end of last year, my colleagues were writing wrap-ups to the decade and providing strong analysis of what had been won or...

Countering Cognitive Impatience: Less Activities, More Deep Reading

While U.S. policy-makers hand-wring over a decade of disappointments from accountability-driven “ed reform” and pundits grapple with the stubborn reality that 2/3 of American...

Why Can’t Matt Damon Just Listen to Ricky Gervais?

Thank your agent, thank your God, and fuck off. Okay? When comedian Ricky Gervais took a flamethrower to...

Red Pen Needed For Context And Fact-Free Article Called “The Democrats’ School Choice Problem.”

On New Year’s Eve The Nation published an analysis by Jennifer Berkshire called “The Democrats’ School Choice Problem.” Berkshire lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where...