“The Choice Engine Is Revving While the Accountability Engine Is Stalling,” Says Troublemaker Checker Finn

Chester E. Finn Jr.—or, as I’ve always known him, Checker—has been a force in American education…

The Education Exchange: The Trouble With Critical Race Theory

A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and author of…

Declining NAEP Scores Are Flashing Red Lights for the Covid Generation

Last week brought the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress’s Long Term Trend…

“The Only Way We’ll Have Economic 
Development in Some Parts of the World Is to Improve the Schools”

Eric A. Hanushek Eric Hanushek, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a…

Nation’s Report Card to Shine Spotlight 
on Pandemic-Related Learning Loss

The full extent of Covid-19’s impact on student learning remains unknown, in part because the pandemic…

The Education Exchange: Detroit School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti on How He Changed Three Quarters of the District’s Principals

The Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, joins Paul E. Peterson to…

The Education Exchange: Detroit School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti on How He Changed Three Quarters of the District’s Principals

The Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, joins Paul E. Peterson to…

Victory in “Battle of Classics” Could Save Civilization, Book Says

“Attic Black-Figure Hydria,” Lykomedes Painter, Athens, Greece, 520–510 B.C. The Battle of the Classics: How a…

The Quest for an “Automatic Teacher”

Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning by Audrey Watters 2021, MIT Press, $34.95; 328 pages.…

The College Gender Gap Begins in Kindergarten

It’s often said that “college readiness begins in kindergarten,” which is generally meant as a call…