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K-12 Blues
K-12 Blues
Pensions Punish Teachers Who Switch Careers

More blue model retrenchment in the public sector.

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More Chaos at Chicago Public Schools

When Chicago parents got confirmation this morning that their children’s school was canceled for the day, some of them may have hoped it was an April Fools’ stunt by clever students. Alas, it wasn’t.

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Hillary Moves Left on Education Reform

Clinton has been increasingly adopting a status-quo, teachers union line, calling her status as an education reformer into question.

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Why Is No One Paying Attention to This Roaring Educational Success?

The International Baccalaureate system created stunningly good outcomes at thirteen low-income Chicago high schools. Why aren’t similar schools following suit?

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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