Monday, March 4, 2024

On Our "Virtual Route 66" This Week: On the #Education Front

As our weekly "Virtual Route 66" continues, our team pulled together the following #RandomThoughts on the Education Front as we ramp up our Education Focus here in the Education Corner:  


How Morgan Freeman and Robin Williams Derailed America’s Schools

Posted by Frederick Hess on 27 February, 2024

Robin Williams stands on his desk in the film Dead Poets Society

My new book, Getting Education Right, dropped last week. In it, Mike McShane and I do our best to sketch a principled conservative vision of how to improve early childhood, K–12, and higher ed. But rather than get all wonky here, I thought it worth addressing a broader thread we dwell upon near book’s end: how Morgan Freeman and Robin Williams derailed America’s schools.

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Doing Educational Equity Right: School Closures

Posted by Michael J. Petrilli on 26 February, 2024

One desk in an empty classroom

This is the fifth in a series on doing educational equity right. See the introductory post, as well as ones on school financestudent discipline, and advanced education.

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The Education Exchange: A Chronic Case of Truancy

Posted by Education Next on 26 February, 2024

Photo of Nat MalkusNat Malkus, a senior fellow and the deputy director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Malkus’s latest report, which looks at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on chronic absenteeism in schools.

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