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Effective philanthropy enables a glide path to a different, sustainable model. It doesn't just fund the latest education fad. When asked to pour more money into schools, philanthropists and public officials alike would do well to remember the Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm.
In local school politics, parent organizing can be used to identify and support new candidates to replace recalcitrant incumbents. Parent organizing might also help persuade incumbents in state- and national-level politics to change their positions to support ERAO-favored reforms.
Education has the potential to open incredible doors to opportunity. Yet despite unprecedented levels of public school funding, far too many students in America never enjoy the benefits that can result from a high-quality education.
Please join us for a presentation of the poll results, followed by an expert discussion of the survey’s implications for US K–12 education.
Join us for a keynote by and conversation with Randi Weingarten as she discusses issues ranging from the Common Core to teacher evaluation to school reform pushback.
Earlier this month, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) announced a $25 million donation from businessmen and philanthropists Charles and David Koch. The gift sparked a great deal of controversy and converstaion. Here's UNCF president Michael Lomax on the issue.
The Common Core took a blow when a major advocate urged states to wait two years before using the Common Core tests to make decisions about teacher performance. With more thoughtful implementation, this could have been avoided.
On Tuesday, in the closely watched case of Vergara v. California, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers, ruling that these measures violate California's constitution. While this decision was supported by the evidence, lasting reform must come from democratic bodies.
Please join AEI as the chief actuary for Medicare summarizes the report’s results, followed by a panel discussion of what those spending trends are likely to mean for seniors, taxpayers, the health industry, and federal policy.
Please join us as four of Washington’s most distinguished political observers will revisit the Watergate hearings and discuss reforms that followed.