Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Published by The Weekly Standard:  Sometime late this summer—the Friday before Labor Day if historical patterns hold—the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will announce

Ed Secretary to Waive NCLB Requirements for Submissive States

The president has decided to take a tack on the largest federal education law he certainly wishes were available in budget battles: bypassing Congress and legislating through administrative agencie

How Much Should Teachers Make? Who Cares!

Recently, Education Secretary Arne Duncan no doubt thought it radical to say<

Educratic Inertia

Everyone is talking about fancy new education apps, possibilities for "flipping" classrooms using innovative, video-based operators such as Khan Academy, and individualized "school of one" models p

Teachers union disavows internal memo endorsing deception of parents

American Federation of Teachers officials have disavowed an internal report after it was posted on the union's website following its annual conference, embedded on each of it

Our Unsustainable Entitlement Growth

As news of Washington’s debt ceiling clash flashed across the wires, a reader sent me a clipping this week from a column written by a Texas radio pastor in 1975.

Stop the War Against Standardized Tests

President Obama and the leaders of the teachers unions disagree with the view of citizens that schools, educators, and students should be held accountable for their performance on standardized test

Limitless Debt and Dollar Destruction; It’s What Our Leaders Want

As the debate rages over raising the national debt ceiling--even House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is looking for a way to raise it--it’s increasingly clear that nobody in power is serious about de

Net Neutrality Violates Property Rights Principles

Network neutrality, a euphemistically labeled and insidious concept, is perhaps the biggest current threat to the Internet, chiefly because it threatens property rights by supplying the wrong answe

Despite Hype, Most Schoolkids Won’t Get Innovative Technology Soon

Everyone is talking about fancy new education apps, possibilities for “flipping” classrooms using innovative, video-based operators