Tag: Education Reform

Educational Stages, Higher Education

New California Law Furthers Remedial Education Reform

October 3, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday a bill to further reform remedial education at California community colleges. The new law, Assembly Bill 1705, bolsters a 2017 law, which prevented community colleges from using placement tests to assign students […]


The Evolving Education Reform Agenda

August 25, 2022

Via: Education Next

Earlier this month, I argued that “education reform is alive and well, even if the Washington Consensus is dead for now.” What’s more, I wrote that we should stay the course on the current reform strategy: Keep growing charter schools. […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

College Isn’t For Everyone

January 31, 2022

Via: Education Next

One of the biggest shifts in education reform in recent years has been widening acknowledgment that the “college for all” mantra was misguided. Almost everyone now admits that college, as traditionally defined, is not going to be for everyone, and […]


Betsy DeVos and the Future of Education Reform

June 15, 2021

Via: Education Next

My job as Betsy DeVos’s assistant secretary for policy often came down to translating her reform vision into concrete legislative proposals, budgets, and grant competitions. It was a stimulating, enjoyable job—despite the constant tumult created by the unconventional president. There […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Trump Education Reform Legacy: Too Little, Too Late

February 4, 2021

Via: Education Next

Before attention turns entirely to President Biden, it is worth pausing to take a quick look back to assess President Trump’s education reform efforts. Perhaps Biden—or any other politician trying to make progress on education-related issues—can learn something from Trump’s […]


A Fertile Period for Education Reform?

November 12, 2020

Via: Education Next

Have America’s schools ever faced greater uncertainty? As this issue of Education Next goes to press, local officials are wrestling with whether and how to resume in-person instruction amid rising Covid-19 case counts, the start of flu season, and the […]