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Education Reform
Education Reform
Who Likes Testing?

A large majority of students, and a narrow majority of parents, do not believe that there is too much testing in K-12 schools.

Education Reform
Stagnation in K-12

America’s K-12 system is not getting any better at giving students basic math and reading skills.

Education Reform
Buried Treasure in K-12

A new study suggests schools are using the wrong set of characteristics to make teacher hiring decisions.

Education Reform
Why Is Productivity Growth Slowing?

A J.P. Morgan study dramatically illustrates the failure of American educational institutions.

Education Reform
Differences in School Spending, but Not Where You’d Think

A blue/red divide? Coast/interior? How about neither: differences in state spending lead to no easy conclusions about how to improve the nation’s schools.

Education Reform
Making Men in Boys Town

A famous juvenile rehabilitation center in Nebraska is sharpening its focus on vocational training. Here’s to hoping mainstream schools follow suit.

Education Reform
Common Core Loses the Common Touch

Common Core is losing public support, according to two recent polls. Americans seem to favor national standards in the abstract, but prefer local control of education in practice.

Education Reform
Charter School Battle Heats Up in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is reviewing the school board’s decision to shut down two high-performing charter schools for low-income students.

Education Reform
Charter Mania Hits Detroit

Detroit’s charter schools have the second-highest market share of any city in America, but the abundance of schools is also creating a somewhat chaotic marketplace as a large number of schools compete for a declining student base. The confusion is hard on students and parents, but it may be necessary to fix one of the worst school systems in the country.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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