Summer 2023: Vol. 23, No. 3

Schoolchildren at a private school in Punjab Province listen to a lesson.

No School Stands Alone

How market dynamics affect the performance of public and private schools
Illustration of campaign flyers on a sign

Putting Teachers on the Ballot

Raises for teachers, fewer charters when educators join the school board
Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran championed Hope Scholarships for students harassed over schools’ masking policies.

DeSantis defends values while expanding choice to de-escalate the stakes

Delighting deplorables and African-American “school choice moms” in the “free state of Florida”
Governor Ron DeSantis greets DeSoto County Sheriff James Potter in October 2022 before touring southwest Florida to survey the damage from Hurricane Ian.

DeSantis fights a counterproductive culture war in Florida’s schools

There are better ways to tackle the problem of ideologically skewed public-school instruction
A Portland police car on a road at night

School Number 500 to School Number 50: What’s the Difference?

“Resources” can mean a lot more than just how much money the government spends on operating a school.
A person stands in front of two Mark Rothko paintings

Think Deep, Aim High

A grand vision of American education, with scant practical advice
Book cover of "The Teachers: A Year Inside America’s Most Vulnerable, Important Profession"

A Distorted Lens on the Teaching Profession

Though a few themes do ring particularly true
Students at Parker Elementary Music Magnet School in Houston sing at the 22nd annual Hear the Future invitational choral festival presented by the Houston Chamber Choir in January 2022.

The Fine Art of School Engagement

How expanding arts education affects learning, behavior, and social-emotional growth
Illustrated map of Wisconsin

Think Reforming Teacher Pay Doesn’t Work? Think Again. 

Biasi’s careful and creative research adds to the evidence that altering how teachers are evaluated and paid remains a powerful lever for improving student outcomes.


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