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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 I recently read with horror of students in South Korea who arrive at school early by American standards, stay through lunch and dinner, and don't get home until after midnight. This is their regular routine! Little wonder, I thought, that they score...

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...

Cross-posted on Education Week Notwithstanding the last-ditch street blockades erected by the naysayers, it seems more likely with the passage of each day that most American states will stick by their commitments to implement the Common Core State Standards. But what does it mean to "implement...

Cross-posted from Education Week In this blog, I will indulge in some simple arithmetic.  Let's start with the total expenditures for our schools, which were $506,827,246,000 in the most recent year for which we have data.  Next, let's note what that comes to if divided...

Cross-posted from Education Week One of the most interesting special analyses done in connection with the 2009 OECD PISA survey was a study called Against the Odds: Disadvantaged Students Who Succeed in School, done by the Urban Institute for OECD's Education Directorate. The idea was to...