Chester E. Finn Jr.

Mr. Finn is the president emeritus of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

Mr. Finn is the president emeritus of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

Three Cheers for Michelle Rhee

If Adrian Fenty should lose the mayoral primary in the District of Columbia, and Michelle Rhee should exit the schools chancellor’s office, I’d recommend her to the Pentagon to take ...

Denial vs. Paranoia

I deny that I’m in denial. But I don’t deny that Neal McCluskey is paranoid, as are Jay Greene and a few other ardent blogsters and op-edsters. Even as states tumble ...

New Education Standards: A-plus

Today marks release of the final “Common Core” standards — symbolically occurring in a state capital (Atlanta) rather than Washington, D.C. These are proposed academic goals for American primary-secondary education in ...
Politics & Policy

Back to Basics

For five good reasons, conservatives should take seriously the potential of the newly released (in draft form) “common” education standards to strengthen U.S. education. First, they’re good, solid — indeed very ...