Education

Publications

, The Bulwark
On Education, Sanders Is Saying the Quiet Part Loud. Very Loud.
Andy Smarick

In rolling out his presidential campaign’s education priorities, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders launched a broadside against charter schools. The attack was disappointing, but at least revealing. It…

, The American Spectator
Keeping Minority Kids in Their Place
Steven Greenhut

It’s not every day (or any day, for that matter) that I read an editorial by the Washington Post and am moved to cheer. But the editorial board’s salvo against Bernie…

, Senator Brian Schatz
R Street Endorses The Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act
Jesse Kelley

From Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI):

The Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act has been endorsed by the following organizations: National Organizations:  #cut50  Addiction Policy Forum …

It’s not all about big data
Media Coverage

From Community College Daily:

Andy Smarick, a former White House aide and deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Education Department who now works for the R Street Institute, a policy research…

, USA Today
Warren’s education plan doesn’t account for quality
David Bahr & Ann Phelan

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to — by and large — eliminate existing student debt and, going forward, provide free tuition at two-year and four-year public…

R Street Applauds Introduction of the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act
Caroline Kitchens

Washington,
D.C. (April 16) – The R Street Institute applauds the
introduction of the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL Act) introduced last
week by Senators Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Mike Lee,…

, EdChoice
EdChoice Chats: Talking Rural Education with Mike McShane and Andy Smarick
Media Coverage

On this episode of EdChoice Chats, EdChoice’s Director of National Research Mike McShane talks with Andy Smarick, the civil society education and work director at the R Street…

, Education Next
To Improve Rural Schools, Focus on their Strengths
Andy Smarick

A consistent criticism of education reform is that much of the agenda has been based on what some call a “deficit mindset.” That is, reformers saw individuals, institutions, and communities as…

, City Journal
School Choice for All?
Media Coverage

From City Journal:

By encouraging states to sponsor nonprofit scholarship-granting organizations, EFS would encourage what R Street’s Andy Smarick calls “real decentralization.”

, The Washington Post
DeVos allows religious groups to provide taxpayer-funded services in private schools
Media Coverage

From The Washington Post:

Andy Smarick, an education researcher and former president of the Maryland State Board of Education, said he expects lawsuits to be filed in response.

“It’s…