The Latest

Politics & Policy

The Problems with Special Ed

Officially reported disability rates in public schools are entirely unreliable and are almost certainly inflated indicators of how many students are actually disabled. Eventually, school and government officials are going ...
Politics & Policy

Vouchers: Not Dead Yet

The Washington, D.C., voucher program is not dead yet. Congress has set its execution date, slipping a provision into last month’s omnibus spending bill to end the program unless it ...
Politics & Policy

A Special Plan for Palin

Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge. And children with special needs inspire a special love. To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: ...

My Question re: Stern, McCluskey, and Ponnuru

Maybe I’m missing something, but what exactly is this conflict about?  Can’t we advocate both for effective instructional practices and improvement through competition?  Some of us may focus more on ...
Politics & Policy

Union Days

There was a time when Harvard stood for the Union. Almost 600 of its sons fought for the North in the Civil War, nearly one-quarter of whom gave their lives. ...
Politics & Policy

Advancement

Should the grade-level a student is in be based entirely on how old he is or at least partially on how skilled he is? This is the fundamental question underlying ...