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  • Liberating Learning

    Written by Terry M. Moe and John E. Chubb on Jan 04 2010

    Terry Moe and John Chubb discuss their new book, Liberating Learning, and how technology promises to make schools “significantly better over time” by replacing the “dead hand of monopoly with th...

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  • Alternative teacher certification: A research note

    Written by Mitch Pearlstein on May 01 2009

    More than 20 years ago when I worked in the research branch of the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, a higher-up came into my office one day and informed me that I would be flying to North C...

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  • Efficiency and Effectiveness in Minnesota School Districts

    Written by Cheri Pierson Yecke, Ph.D. on Feb 11 2005

    It is no secret that public schools across the country have been coping with slower increases in funding, or even cuts, due to the recent economic downturn. And although the economy has now been recov...

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Education Articles

Education Posts

  • Chile’s School Choice Success Story

    Posted by Peter Zeller on Feb 11 2017

    America could learn a lot from Chile’s education success story.  Former Chilean ambassador Dario Paya wrote a brilliant Weekly Standard piece outlining their amazing turnaround after dramatically e...

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  • Blocking the School House Door

    Posted by John Hinderaker on Feb 10 2017

    I thought we had a consensus that blocking school house doors is a bad thing, but apparently not. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a public school today, a middle school in W...

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  • Mayhem In the Schools

    Posted by John Hinderaker on Feb 09 2017

    The Center’s Kathy Kersten has an article about violence in the St. Paul public schools in this month’s City Journal. Over the last six months, Kathy has brought both local and national at...

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  • Secretary Betsy DeVos: The First Cabinet Pick Ever Saved by the Vice President

    Posted by Kim Crockett on Feb 07 2017

    We saw DeVos graciously take hits from people like Sen. Al Franken during her confirmation. Now that the confirmation muzzle is off, I would like to see DeVos land some blows of her own. If she is not...

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  • The Many Virtues and Similarities of Transatlantic Plumbing

    Posted by Mitch Pearlstein on Feb 03 2017

    The British government announced last week that it would spend 170 million pounds (the equivalent of about $213 million) developing a series of “Institutes of Technology” intended as “credible a...

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