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Missing the mark on “missing the mark”

October 10, 2014
Missing the mark on “missing the mark”

This week’s New York Times contained a piece by economics columnist Eduardo Porter titled “Why Aid for College is Missing the Mark.”  In the article, Porter argues that the “Bennett Hypothesis” – the assertion first made 27 years ago by former Secretary of Education William Bennett that increasing federal subsidized loans leads to rises...
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Engaging in educational policy issues

October 6, 2014
Engaging in educational policy issues

  Last week, the College of Education launched its new educational policy blog, Green & Write.  The blog, coordinated by faculty member and educational policy expert Rebecca Jacobsen, focuses on four main topics: Teacher quality; Common Core and curriculum standards; Student accountability and assessment;...
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Back to school . . .

September 5, 2014
Back to school . . .

It’s back-to-school time for approximately 55 million children and 20 million college students around the country.  For those of us who are educators, it’s an exhilarating – and at times exhausting – time of the year.  Teachers have been busy getting their classrooms ready...
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“A 0.000007 percent chance”

August 13, 2014
“A 0.000007 percent chance”

Student loans continue to be a popular topic in the media, with most of the stories (at least upon a quick glance) focusing on how terrible the growing volume...
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A personal educational story

June 30, 2014
A personal educational story

Last week, I published an op-ed on the Education Week website telling the story of a difficult decision our family made about my daughter’s educational future.  I encourage you...
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NCTQ misses the goal again

June 24, 2014
NCTQ misses the goal again

Originally I was going to title this post “NCTQ fumbles the ball again,” but since it is World Cup season I decided to go with something a little more...
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