Executive Summary (Read the Full Report) When it comes to elementary and secondary education in Minnesota and especially the Twin Cities, vouchers represent the single most promising approach for redu...Read full report
Key Points 1. Minnesota has a yawning academic achievement gap between white and non-white students—one of the widest in the nation. 2. The demographic sea change that is transforming Minnesota ...Read full report
Executive Summary (I) Introduction When it comes to government’s essential role in funding education, the holiest of grails is significantly improving quality while simultaneously constraining cos...Read full report
For all the barriers to learning and efforts at school reform, what happened to showing up? A recent Star Tribune editorial (“School reform starts with kids showing up,” Sept. 20) touched all the ...Read full article
I’ve just read the most insightful essay I’ve ever seen on a key source of political correctness in American higher education and the intellectual and other absurdities that have flooded ever afte...Read full post
Anti-Trump hysteria has swept over St. Olaf College. According to an article in Manitou Messenger, the student newspaper, many conservatives face a hostile environment and report they have been viol...Read full post
The MN House will debate today whether seniority should continue to trump effectiveness. Proposed legislation would limit the role seniority plays when teacher layoffs occur due to budget cuts or stu...Read full post
Mike Rowe is the impressive guy you may have seen in Ford commercials, but of more pertinent note, as the host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” and CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.”...Read full post
Mitch Pearlstein on the Mary Hanson Show (7.21.16, 30 min.)...
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