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In Defense of For-Profit Colleges

Unless you follow education policy closely, you probably don’t know who Representative John Kline is. But just a few weeks ago, lefty talk-show host and comedian Bill Maher declared the ...
Politics & Policy

Where’s the Evidence?

If you listen to advocates of national education standards — from the Obama administration to the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute — you’ll seldom hear anything about “evidence” or “research.” ...
Politics & Policy

Battleground Stakes

All around the country, children are boarding school buses, mounting bikes, or heading out on foot for another year of battling ignorance. Meanwhile, adults are mobilizing for their own educational ...
Politics & Policy

Open the Gates

Bill Gates and Eli Broad didn’t become billionaires by tinkering around with hopeless old models. Gates got rich selling the world new computer software it needed and wanted, while Broad’s ...