Arne Duncan’s Got it All Wrong, Again

September 26, 2013 | Blog

I’m just back from Washington DC and now unhappily certain that President Obama is headed in the wrong direction with…

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Strengthening Our Democratic Enterprise: Education Policy in the 21st Century

February 20, 2012 | Blog

This guest post is from Dr. Barbara Ferman, Founder and Executive Director, University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia and Professor of…

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Are you there Kevin? It’s me, neoliberalism

February 2, 2012 | Blog

In a recent blog Kevin Carey took on Claire Potter’s critique of Obama’s higher education proposal by chastising her for…

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Thoughts on the Obama Blueprint for Higher Education

January 27, 2012 | Blog

Today President Obama unveiled his latest blueprint for the reform of higher education at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a…

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Shining (a little) Light on Net Price

July 1, 2011 | Blog

I must admit, I got a little excited when I (virtually) opened the Chronicle this morning and saw that the…

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Alphabet Soup

September 24, 2010 | Blog

A recent report raises a fundamental education policy question that requires more than simply refuting the report’s premise. The American…

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TFA ‘Set Aside’

February 26, 2010 | Blog

The Washington Post‘s Nick Anderson reports that U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was grilled by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) yesterday…

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Rhode Island District Fires All Of Its High School Teachers

February 24, 2010 | Blog

Today’s Providence Journal story reports that Central Falls, Rhode Island’s “tiniest, poorest city has become the center of a national…

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Overhauling Teacher Prep

October 22, 2009 | Blog

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s call for an overhaul of teacher preparation programs is certainly warranted. Reports such as…

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RttT: Redefining Teacher Effectiveness

August 28, 2009 | Blog

My colleagues and I at the New Teacher Center have offered up what I believe to be a balanced and…

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