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For parents of color, schooling at home can be an act...

Monisha Bajaj, University of San Francisco My 6-year-old hates the British. To be more specific, the British Empire that ruled over up to a quarter...

School vouchers expand despite evidence of negative effects

Christopher Lubienski, Indiana University and Joel R Malin, Miami University For the past couple of decades, proponents of vouchers for private schools have been pushing...

George H.W. Bush laid the foundation for education reform

Jack Schneider, University of Massachusetts Lowell George H.W. Bush fulfilled his desire – articulated late in his 1988 campaign for president – to be “the...

Betsy DeVos has little to show after 2 years in office

Dustin Hornbeck, Miami University Despite widespread fear that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would dismantle the public system of education, she has failed to accomplish...

DeVos speech shows contempt for the agency she heads

Mark Hlavacik, University of North Texas When Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on Jan. 16, she began by emphasizing...

What we can learn from closure of charter school that DeVos...

Claire Smrekar, Vanderbilt University When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and first lady Melania Trump visited Excel Academy Public Charter School last spring, DeVos praised the...

The Supreme Court, religion and the future of school choice

John E. Taylor, West Virginia University The Supreme Court recently decided that Trinity Lutheran Church should be eligible for a Missouri state grant covering the...

Why schools still can’t put segregation behind them

Derek Black, University of South Carolina A federal district court judge has decided that Gardendale – a predominantly white city in the suburbs of Birmingham,...

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Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side?

Jon M Jachimowicz, Columbia University More than two dozen governments, including the U.S., now have a team of behavioral scientists tasked with trying to improve...