The second edition of "Breaking Numbers Into Parts": very highly recommended.
Spending four times more in real dollars per pupil doesn't compensate for low-quality teaching.
The presidential candidate suggested at the time that charter schools and traditional public schools can coexist.
The education secretary is wrongly getting dragged for zeroing out a gratuitous budget item.
Plus: Is Obamacare canceled? Beware "national cyber strategy." And Baltimore attempts eminent domain to take down a racetrack.
A fight in England between educators and Muslims shows the need for more school choice, not control.
Those without a financial leg up have a much harder time succeeding.
Meet the undergrad who is recovering the legacy of gay, socialist civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin while explicating Kanye West's conservatism.Listen
The stupidity of these journals says a lot about what's taught at colleges today.
West Virginia Teachers Striking Over Law That Would Allow Charters and Vouchers for Special-Needs Students
Walkout unmasks how unions put kids second when it comes to publicly financed education.
"It was me choosing my life."
Plus: No, Virginia isn't making it legal to kill babies during labor, and why Millennials and Gen Z will rule 2020
They demanded higher salaries. The real problem: A disconnect between what teachers see in their paychecks and what employers are actually paying them.
Private College for $11,000 a Year? Libertarian Businessman Creates an Alternative to Higher Ed Waste
Bob Luddy, who made a fortune in commercial kitchen ventilation, is opening Thales College in North Carolina later this year.
Private schools are holding their ground against surging competition and scared regulators.
Government officials should use the success of the competition as an educational moment.
National School Choice Week, an annual event designed to promote educational options for K-12 students and parents, is underway.
Lisa Snell interviews Johns Hopkins' Ashley Berner, author of Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School.
They were offered 3 percent, but wanted 6.5. The district probably can't afford that.
J.D. Tuccille, Lisa Snell, and Rob Long discuss the democratization of everything at Reason's 50th anniversary celebration.Listen
California Teachers Unions Oppose Paying Teachers More Because It Would Introduce Too Much Competition Into Public Schools
One union official told The Sacramento Bee that "education should not be a competitive endeavor." Because competition never improved anything, right?
"Increasing prevalence of mental health problems and decreasing stigma help to explain this trend."
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an astounding $1.6 billion. You and I probably won't win, but the government definitely will.
Until we can get government entirely out of education, we'll have to keep fighting to preserve and expand our ability to choose what's right for our kids.
Actually, the average salary for public-school teachers is close to the median income for U.S. households.
"I think if a student is really unsettled and anxious because of it you should probably make it something less stressful."
Those tykes are worth big bucks to institutional educators, so if you don't hand 'em over, you might be slapped with fines or even incarceration.
Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff explain how "good intentions and bad ideas" have made young people super-fragile-and how to make things better.
New Study Finds Zero Evidence That Hiring a Chief Diversity Officer Produces More Diversity on Campus
"We are unable to find significant statistical evidence that preexisting growth in diversity... is affected by hiring an executive level diversity officer."
Both right and left decry implicit government discrimination on the basis of religion when it targets groups they sympathize with. But both are all too ready to turn a blind eye in other cases.
Decades after Brown v. Board of Education, Choice Finally Integrated Schools in Alabama’s Poorest County
Opponents of charter schools often claim that school choice will segregate K-12 education. Sumter County, Alabama proves them wrong.
What if the Volokh Conspiracy Bloggers Were a Law School Faculty? [Updated with a methodological correction]
The Volokh Law School "faculty" would outscore all but one other law school in the most recent Leiter ranking of law schools by scholarly impact.
He's the president we needed, but maybe not the one we deserved.
Reading is fundamental, but it's not a fundamental right.
But did you know that Obama's ICE arrested students at bus stops? Our immigration policy is a bipartisan nightmare.
Seeing your kids held hostage in a battle between government factions is a great incentive to look for alternatives.