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“They Believed in Me”—Elijah Cummings on His Own School Struggles

Our hearts broke a little today when we heard the sad and unexpected news of Representative Elijah Cummings' death. His was...

After 40 Years, There Is Still Time for the U.S. Department of Education to Become a Good Idea

Wherever you exist on the political spectrum, the U.S. Department of Education’s work has never been more relevant to the lives of...

Andrew Yang Describes School for Too Many Children as “Daily Low Grade Psychic Beatings.”

Education voters—people for whom education is the issue that determines their vote— have been banging our heads against the wall forever during...

Integration Is a Noble Goal, But Obsessing Over It Shouldn’t Distract Us From Improving Teaching and Learning

How Are The Children? Another week, another headline about the urgency of jettisoning efforts to improve teaching and learning...

We Care About Education Issues, Except When We Vote

When asked whether he wanted to have dinner at a well-known restaurant, baseball philosopher Yogi Berra remarked, “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s...

Choice for Me but Not for Thee

Hypocrisy is the name of the game when it comes to elected officials, lobbyists, and influencers who oppose school choice with their...

Felicity Huffman Should Go to Jail

Former vice president Joe Biden said last night during the third Democratic that he does not believe anyone should go to prison...

What Conservatives Bring to the Education Policy Debate

I’m excited to see the launch of Project Forever Free. One of my favorite artifacts of American history is Fredrick Douglass’s 1852...