Education

Publications

It’s time for out-of-the-box thinking about school reform
Steven Greenhut

Do you ever get the sense that fixing our nation’s ill-functioning public-education system is like trying to retrofit a belching, century old coal-fired power plant into a modern, clean-energy…

Partnership Schools: Tradition and Transition in the New York Catholic School Network
Clare Basil & Franklin Lee

Foreword
As religious enterprises rooted in a rich moral tradition, it’s not surprising that Catholic schools across America have long placed a great emphasis on character education. In this…

Schools, Character and the Charassein: A Study in Student Development
Ashley Berner

Foreword
The other studies in this R Street series on character education deal with a variety of institutions that explicitly put the development of student virtue at the center of their missions….

Character Matters: An R Street Q&A Series on Character Education – Lauren Rollins
Andy Smarick

Lauren L. Rollins is the Director of Research Publications at the R Street Institute. She came to R Street after a career in academia as a teacher and scholar of literature and early modern…

Doral College Character Education Development
Ginny Gentles

Foreword
To say the least, Doral College does things differently. Consider just three points of distinction. First, it’s a high school that now offers its students a dual-enrollment status that…

Character Matters: An R Street Q&A Series on Character Education — Paul Herdman
Andy Smarick

Paul Herdman is president and CEO of Rodel of Delaware. Previously, he had roles with New American Schools, the Brookings Institution, RAND, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Education and…

Character Matters: An R Street Q&A Series on Character Education — Greg Richmond
Andy Smarick

Greg Richmond is the former president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Mr. Richmond spent 11 years at Chicago Public Schools in a variety of roles, including Chief…

Character Matters: An R Street Q&A Series on Character Education — Todd Huston
Andy Smarick

Todd Huston is Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives. Previously, he was a member of a local board of education and the Indiana State Board of Education.

Do our public schools really…

Building a Love for What is Noble and Lasting: Great Hearts Academies
Lindsey M. Burke

Foreword
Great Hearts Academies, a 30-school network in Arizona and Texas, grounds itself in two audacious premises. First, it believes that a Great Books education— based on the intense and close…

In Pursuit of Excellence: Classical Education as Character Education at The University of Dallas
Clare Basil

Foreword
America’s founders believed that character education should play a key role in the nation’s school system. Indeed, in drafting Massachusetts’ Constitution—one of the major models…

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