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A Note From the Chairman Emeritus

By on November 24, 2015
A Note From the Chairman Emeritus

Twenty five years ago this spring, the Reagan Education Department released “A Nation at Risk,” a landmark study that found that America’s educational system was failing our students and, in the process, putting our future in jeopardy.

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The Changing Face of American Students

By on November 24, 2015
The Changing Face of American Students

by DAVID LONGANECKER

This year’s high school graduating class is not only the largest in U.S. history. It’s also the most diverse.

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What are “World Class” Schools?

By on November 24, 2015
What are “World Class” Schools?

by DAVID LONGANECKER

It’s a commonly asked question. but until we make education a higher national priority, it’s also a question that will go unanswered.

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The American Classroom in 2028

By on November 24, 2015
The American Classroom in 2028

by ROD PAIGE

According to the former Secretary of Education, the biggest change in schools in the next 20 years will not be driven by the role of technology, but rather by the role of parents.

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Six Years After No Child Left Behind

By on November 24, 2015
Six Years After No Child Left Behind

by HOWARD P. “BUCK” MICKEON

Reauthorizing this law will take more than lofty rhetoric. It will also take concrete proposals to empower parents, support states and local communities, and improve classroom instruction.

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The Unheeded Threat

By on November 24, 2015
The Unheeded Threat

by NEWT GINGRICH

By failing to provide our students with an adequate math and science education, we are also compromising our future security.

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Is Merit Pay for Teachers Good? Yes.

By on November 24, 2015
Is Merit Pay for Teachers Good? Yes.

by MARC LAMPKIN

Other industries regular give bonuses to high performing employees. Why don’t schools?

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Is Merit Pay for Teachers Good? No.

By on November 24, 2015
Is Merit Pay for Teachers Good? No.

by REG WEAVER

The question isn’t how to differentiate pay between teachers. The question is hot to pay teachers a salary that encourages the creation of great public schools for every child.

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Mortgaging Our Future

By on November 24, 2015
Mortgaging Our Future

by RICHARD VEDDER AND ANDREW GILLEN

Perhaps it is time to restore our faith in the power of markets, not governments, in lending.

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On Teaching War: The Future of Professional Military Education

By on November 24, 2015
On Teaching War: The Future of Professional Military Education

by JAMES JAY CARAFANO

In the future, the attribute most needed by military officers is the critical thinking skills that come from a graduate education program

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