Category Archives: Education

Warren’s Very Good College Affordability Program

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a very good college affordability plan. In terms of tuition and expenses, her plan would do the following: That’s why I’m proposing a historic new federal investment in public higher education that will … Continue reading

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Schools In The Richest Nation On Earth

This, from Montgomery County, MD, one of the richest counties in the U.S., is disheartening (boldface mine): When Abbe Milstein’s eldest daughter started at Luxmanor Elementary, the classrooms were roomy. But when her two other children enrolled several years later, … Continue reading

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Governance And D.C.’s School System

While he was writing about mass transit policy, the issue about governance raised by Jacob Abinder applies more generally (boldface mine): It does not accommodate the notion that a major transit agency might itself be a political actor, with goals … Continue reading

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If Radical Centrists Keep Proposing Mediocre Policies, 2020’s Primaries Will Be A Lot Like 2016’s

And that’s not a particularly good thing. Speaking of not particularly good things, Virginia governor and possible presidential hopeful Terry McAuliffe had this to say about free college tuition: Listen, I like the idea of free college, but there is … Continue reading

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The Collateral Damage Of IMPACT

I’ve often noted how high-stakes testing in K-12 education collides with Campbell’s Law, whether it be fraud or how students are treated in class. But this in-depth look at a D.C. public school shows how much standardized testing, in this … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Law And Student Test Scores

No one could have possibly foreseen this (boldface mine): Thirty years ago, the public schools in Prince George’s County, Md., were hailed as symbols of success. Their students ranked in the 70th percentile nationally in reading and math. Prince George’s … Continue reading

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The Problem Kavanaugh Faces After His Thursday Testimony

All hail the women on the left. The problem Kavanaugh faces is this: To believe Kavanaugh, GenXers who went to college in the 1980s have to completely ignore their own experiences. Colleges, especially the elite ones, were permeated with a … Continue reading

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