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Cross-posted from Education Week I feel, some days, as though I am trying to swim upstream when all about me are going in the other direction.  I am hailing those going by me, saying, "Hey! Stop!"  But they don't.  They look at me and scratch their...

Cross-posted from Education Week I recently spoke with Ben Jensen, School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute in Australia, about Shanghai's professional development system for teachers. Ben is a highly regarded analyst and commenter on school education. He previously worked at the OECD Education Directorate...

Cross-posted on Education Week Last week, the Center for American Progress released a paper they had commissioned from me called Governing American Education: Why This Dry Subject May Hold the Key to Advances in American Education. In it, I argue that this country is very unlikely...

Cross-posted on Education Week For more than forty years, David Kirp has been one of our most incisive, original and refreshingly literate scholars writing about American education. Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools, Kirp's newest book,...

Cross-posted on Education Week David Brooks is, in my view, one of the most thoughtful and well-informed columnists writing today. So I was delighted to see that he had written a piece on the Chicago teachers' strike. Delighted, that is, until I saw what had written. In...