, Urbane Cowboys
Episode 67: All the things with Brooke Medina of Civitas Institute
Josiah Neeley

From Urbane Cowboys:

Brooke Medina of Civitas Institute joins us to talk about school choice, the North Carolina special election, dealing with the crisis of despair, and why young people…

, The Atlantic
The Contradiction at the Heart of Public Education
Andy Smarick

Over the summer, an education panel convened by Bill de Blasio put New York City’s mayor in a bind: It recommended dismantling much of the city’s programming for gifted students in order…

, New York Daily News
Educational excellence for all: Mayor de Blasio has a chance to hit reset
Andy Smarick

During his tenure as mayor, Mayor de Blasio has struggled with K-12 education policy. Because his views appear to be primarily driven by a confident, often bellicose progressive ideology, he has…

, Fordham Institute
The messy reality of school turnaround
Andy Smarick

From Fordham Institute:

The research on school turnaround is, in a word, complicated. R Street Institute’s Andy Smarick has written extensively on the issue, and makes a compelling argument…

Redrawing the Map for Student Success
Andy Smarick

From Education Writers Association:

Andy Smarick, a researcher at the R Street Institute, a free-market oriented think tank, said he used to rely heavily on test scores, but realized that tests…

, 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
Andy Smarick

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…