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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...

Grappling With Gun Free Zones: Safer or Sitting Ducks?

"Two of the parishioners who are volunteers on the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately saving...

There Is Nothing We Can’t Fix If We Play to Win on Behalf of Children

When I returned to Education Post in May, my charge was to help us clarify our vision and set us in a...

We Need Urgency. We Need Education Freedom.

In February 2017, I was honored to be the guest of first lady Melania Trump during the President's Joint Address to Congress....

One Family, Two Generations of Education Choice

Alicia Davis needed a fresh start after a storm of challenges – including being a teen mom – overwhelmed her in high...

Here’s What Happened When AFT and NEA Locked Out Black and Brown Parents from a Candidate Forum

Over the weekend the AFT/NEA sponsored a “Public Education Forum” in Pittsburgh. There, hand-selected union members heard from seven Democratic presidential candidates...