Private Sector

A Business Case for the Arts in Education

When the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, was asked about what education should look like, his…

How Did That Race to the Top End?

Race to the Top is the Obama Administration’s education reform initiative.  It overlapped with former President Bush’s No Child Left…

Revisiting How NCLB Was Framed

No Child Left Behind was the signature education initiative of George W. Bush’s presidential administration.  It was followed by the…

Are Cubicles the New Classroom? Maybe.

There is a lot of talk about the value of personalized and blended learning.  But what does it really mean?…

Sal Khan on How Video Can Transform Education

I do a lot of work at the intersection of technology and education.  In fact, one could argue that all…

How One Researcher Sums Up the Difference between Charter and Public Schools

Few topics in education stoke debate like charter schools.  Whether in the form of longform comedy bits like this one…

7 Holiday Advertisements for 19th Century Teachers That Will Make You Smile

Holidays are times to look back and reflect on all that is good in the world.  In between reading holiday…

19th Century Philosopher Nails “Personalized” Learning Cold

Anyone who has worked in a university or school knows that tingly feeling one gets when the business needs of…

Protecting Public Schools…from the Vatican?

As public education spread in 19th century cities, many feared that private interests were trying to undermine schools’ public purpose.  In particular, the…

Rare Interview: Steve Jobs Talking about Public Education

In this 1995 interview, Daniel Morrow(Executive Director of The Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program) interviews Steve Jobs.  After asking Jobs about whether…

Education Reform, Boss Tweed-Style

This 1871 cartoon by Thomas Nast shows the ever-corrupt Boss Tweed raiding a public school classroom, his cronies throwing out…

If Finland Was a Teacher

I’m reading this fantastic book by Sam Abrams of Teachers College on private enterprise in education.  It prompted me to…

Learn Different: Silicon Valley Disrupts Education

Rebecca Mead of The New Yorker explores how technology and business worlds try to bring their expertise and passions to…

An Insightful Essay by a Charter School Critic

Discussions about education often become polarized: us or them, conservative or liberal, rich or poor.  This has been the case…

Clinton looks to move Democrats away from ‘Education Wars’ [via Hechinger Report]

“When schools get it right, whether they are traditional public schools or public charter schools, let’s figure out what’s working,”…

Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as ‘lazy,’ new coalition works to block it

A proposed Mexican-American studies textbook for Texas high school students is written by authors with no expertise in Mexican-American studies,…
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