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    Getting Education Policymaking Out of Washington

    Blogging at The New York Times, Pacific Research Institute senior fellow Lance Izumi writes on the future of conservative education policy: Republicans have always favored, at least philosophically, decision-making at the most practical and effective level of government closest to the people. They abandoned this concept during the Bush years, … More

    States Need Flexibility, Not a Bailout

    Following Wall Street and Detroit, the nation’s governors have joined the growing line on Capitol Hill—begging Congress to save their states from looming fiscal shortfalls. The National Governors Association sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking states to be included in the next economic stimulus package. New York Governor David … More

    Performance-Based Pay for Education

    On Google’s Knol site, Heritage senior policy analyst Dan Lips and Joydeep Roy, Lawrence Mishel and Sean Corcoran from the Econimc Policy Institute and New York University are debating whether there is a place for performance-based teacher compensation in our public school system. Roy, Lawrence and Mishel argue that it’s difficult to … More

    Shouldn't More Than Three Low-Income Students Be Able to Go to the School of Their Choice?

    The Los Angeles Times has a great story out today about how a team of public school teachers hand selected three students from low-income immigrant families and created their own nonprofit to help get the students into prestigious private high schools. The teacher’s principal, Scott Schmerelson, told the Times: “The … More

    Why Does the Left Insist on Bringing Teen Sex into the Classroom?

    Why does the left keep insisting that the only people qualified to talk to teenagers about sex is the government? Attacking Sarah Palin in today’s Washington Post Amy Schalet writes: American teenagers grow up in environments that inhibit them from making conscious choices about sex and using contraception effectively. Sarah … More

    American Federation of Teachers Pushes Fake Reform

    Teachers unions, and the liberals that love them, got a pair of great headlines out of the USA Today this morning. “Teachers union initiates school reform plan” blares one and “Democrats, teachers unions now divided on many issues” claims the other. But if you click through either article prepare to … More

    Spending More on Education Doesn't Spell Achievement

    Kids are back in school across America and education is the topic du jour on the presidential campaign trail. But cut through the rhetoric and the data paint a clear picture about education spending and academic performance. Heritage’s Dan Lips says there are three things voters should remember when listening … More

    Left Behind

    Heritage Foundation senior policy analyst Dan Lips has a new article up at NRO on the future of conservatives and No Child Left Behind: Even the bill’s most conservative elements have proven to be a disappointment. Too few children have benefited from the law’s very modest school-choice provisions. And while … More

    Morning Bell: Where Will the Accountability Come From?

    Speaking in Dayton, Ohio, yesterday, Barack Obama hit the right rhetorical notes on the current state of education in the United States: If we want to keep building the cars of the future here in America, then we can’t afford to see the number of Ph.D.s in engineering climbing in … More

    Morning Bell: Big Government Strikes Back

    ST. PAUL — After two conventions, three cities, 11 days and more than 16 panel discussions, a pretty clear picture emerges on the different directions conservatives and liberals want to take the country. Conservatives recognize we live in a global economy from which we cannot afford to retreat. It’s a … More