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Cross-posted at Education Week. When the Trump administration released its "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again," it was natural for professional educators to go right to the pages describing the proposed budget for the Department of Education.  Some must have been relieved,...

I am surrounded by boxes of books. Consolidating collections that have led, 'til now, separate existences. Among them are my education books. There are many that I have not opened in years, but I cannot give them away. They are dear friends....

Cross-posted at Education Week Why do some countries grow rich and others languish in poverty?  This is the question addressed in a very important new book, The Knowledge Capital of Nations, by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann, and in a paper by the same authors titled,...

Cross-posted at Education Week You've never been to Estonia?  You owe it to yourself to go.  We just returned and the warm glow of the visit has not yet worn off.  We cannot wait to go back. What these modest, friendly and highly educated people have pulled...