Written on: November 12th, 2015 in Education
As governors — one Republican, one Democrat — there are some issues we don’t see eye to eye on. But one thing we can wholeheartedly agree on is that when it comes to our students’ education, great teachers matter.
Written on: July 13th, 2015 in Education
In 2001, in a burst of bipartisanship driven by Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rep. John Boehner and President George W. Bush, Congress passed the most aggressive education reform effort in modern history. Known as No Child Left Behind, it encouraged and rewarded states for raising standards and achieving results for students.
Written on: April 22nd, 2015 in Education
With the next presidential campaign getting under way, pundits have quickly focused more on the horse race than on where the candidates stand on important issues like improving public education. One area that deserves far more attention is the array of proposals to divert public spending on education into private school vouchers or “education savings […]
Written on: April 14th, 2014 in Education
In spring 2010, Delaware was one of two states to win the first of Race to the Top’s four-year grants, making this month’s anniversary an appropriate time to ask whether the multi-billion dollar project has been worth the taxpayers’ money. The results show that four years after the Obama administration rolled out its signature education […]
Written on: March 3rd, 2014 in Education
Recent criticism of Common Core by teachers unions, long some of its biggest supporters, is understandable. It has caused alarm in the media and in the education community. Great ideas – like higher standards for students – only stay great when they are implemented well and, in some cases, teachers believe they have not been. […]