The Education Gadfly Daily

Ohio education news and Fordham commentary, just what the doctor ordered
Columbus' newspaper pros try two different ways of looking at one education event.
A very important education reform announcement occurred last week, but you probably missed it because of the surprising and unfortunate paucity of coverage . In hindsight, we may come to see this news as a turning point in our nation’s generations-long effort to ensure low-income inner-city kids...
I try to avoid reading Paul Krugman’s columns because they almost always make me angry, and anger is not something I particularly enjoy. Yet I couldn’t help myself this morning, and the experience proved my point. In discussing the decision of many red states to decline Medicaid expansion under...
More news and commentary from around Ohio.
The always-terrific Center for Reinventing Public Education continues to lead when it comes to thinking about and cataloguing the changing nature of urban K–12 delivery. Their latest update to the “ portfolio implementation snapshot tool ” is eye-opening and will help you keep apprised of one of...
Back in January, a Bloomberg News ranking of the world’s most innovative countries punctured the theory that low U.S. test scores are acceptable because U.S. students are happier and more creative than their overseas counterparts. Those (undeniably fuzzy) metrics don’t prove that high-ranking...
A few weeks ago, Slate published an article by Mike that argued that reformers’ obsession with college was blinding us to other valid routes to the middle class. The reaction was swift and sweeping: 31,000 shares on Facebook, 1,200 tweets, and nearly 1,000 comments. It also sparked several...
More news you can (probably) use from around Ohio.
The proposal of a few members of the state legislature to increase the transparency around charter schools is a fine idea. But their allegation that charters “waste” public funds—apparently without acknowledging the infirmity of Ohio’s urban districts—is shameful discourse that conceals the woeful...

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