Wisconsin Needs to Educate, Not Incarcerate

August 6, 2012 | Blog

Yet another policy brief highlights what realists know:  Wisconsin policymakers are presiding over poor policy decisions that threaten to undermine…

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Renewing the Commitment

July 2, 2012 | Blog

This piece is cross-posted from the Chronicle of Higher Education, where it originally appeared as part of a forum on…

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Beware the New "Education Sector"

June 1, 2012 | Blog

Over the years, Kevin Carey and I have had our tussles, most recently over whether some of his recent stances…

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Straight Up … Or On The Rocks?

May 10, 2012 | Blog

In his Education Week blog “Straight Up”, Rick Hess comes to the defense of fellow traveler Naomi Schaefer Riley following…

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Why the Chronicle Should Fire Riley

May 6, 2012 | Blog

It’s always been hard to take Naomi Schaefer Riley seriously.  Hers is a brand of politically-motivated “journalism” only considered credible…

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The Continued Marketization of UW-Madison

May 3, 2012 | Blog

Last year, I wrote extensively about efforts led by former Chancellor Biddy Martin and her administration, donors, and alumni to…

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Elites to 99%: Resistance is Futile

April 23, 2012 | Blog

Today my Twitter feed brought a swan song for public higher education, sung by a chorus of elites.  It was…

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Stop Subsidizing the Upper Middle-Class

April 19, 2012 | Blog

Today Stephen Burd from Education Sector released a provocative new report that fully supports my contention (and that many others…

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Derek Bok & the Path to Changing Faculty Teaching Practices

April 15, 2012 | Blog

Last night Liam and I attended a talk by Derek Bok, Harvard’s president emeritus, hosted by the Spencer Foundation at…

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Elitism Does Little to Improve Education

March 7, 2012 | Blog

Cross-posted from today’s Badger Herald It is a terrible understatement to say that the last year has been a tumultuous…

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