Education

Publications

, Weekly Standard
The Conservative SCOTUS Could Remake American Citizenship
Andy Smarick

Republican midterm Senate gains now augur the confirmation of more conservative federal judges, including the possibility of an additional Supreme Court justice. Critics contend an increasingly…

, Politico
What education wonks are watching on Election Day
Media Coverage

From Politico:
If a blue wave materializes, expect school funding to keep coming up.“So many governorships and state legislatures are currently controlled by the GOP that if there were a wave, we…

, The Weekly Standard
To Reform Campuses, Start with Pre-College Reforms
Andy Smarick

Free-speech advocates working to change the culture of college campuses have focused most of their attention on the campuses themselves. This work is necessary: Joseph Cohn of the Foundation…

, Manhattan Institute
How the other half learns: Reorienting an education system that fails most students
Media Coverage

From The Manhattan Institute:
A major reason for the small scale of high-quality CTE programs is their expense. Good technical training requires facilities, equipment, and expertise that most public…

, The Weekly Standard
It’s Too Bad That LeBron James’ I Promise School Is Not a Charter
Andy Smarick

Basketball’s best player has departed his rust-belt home state for the second time, decamping, once again, for sunnier, glitzier environs. But LeBron James, newly minted Los Angeles Laker, learned…

, EducationNext
Pre-K helps test scores in short run but hurts them later
Media Coverage

From EducationNext:

Andy Smarick has an excellent piece along these lines in the Weekly Standard, suggesting that education policy experts suffer from a Hayekian information problem.

No more top-down education reforms. It’s time for a grassroots revival.
Media Coverage

From The Thomas B. Fordham Insitute:

“Here is something to which every policymaker should aspire: using government authority to encourage non-government authority,” Andy Smarick wrote recently…

, Weekly Standard
A modest proposal
Andy Smarick

In 1945, the Austrian economist and public intellectual F.A. Hayek published an article on “The Use of Knowledge in Society.” It was a response to those advocating for planned economies, but its…