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Learn Anywhere, Anytime, Anyhow

In 2017, the University of California at Berkeley put a substantial portion of its courses online for free in the form of video and audio lectures.  Remember what happened next? Many of the lectures were not closed-captioned, which prevented some people who were hearing-impaired from being able to listen to them.  The U.S. Department of …

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The public school double standard

With Learn Everywhere back in the news, discussions about the program tend to involve errors of fact (e.g., that costs for the program would be incurred by local districts) and errors of reasoning (e.g., that offering more alternatives to some students somehow means harming other students).  But to me, the discussions are most notable for …

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Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig: a lousy education legacy

Mayor Joyce Craig has done nothing to improve the quality of education in Manchester. As Chairman of the Board, she should have come in with a plan to improve the public schools in Manchester. Instead, she appears to be punting that authority to community organizers like Manchester Proud and the Nellie Mae Foundation.  Both of …

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Whither Quality Education? Ask the NEA.

As my friend Ian Underwood has pointed out here, here, here, here, and here, there is a lot of data on education spending and a lot of data on student performance, but no correlation between the two.

College Campuses: Hubs of Intolerance, Racism, and Anti-Semitism?

Victor Davis Hanson observes that “…colleges are becoming the incubators of progressive hatred of Jews…” This is concerning but does it ring true? Is higher education working to make anti-Semitism respectable again? Are we seeing a rise of racism? Certainly there is an appearance of a growing culture of intolerance on campuses across America. Requirements …

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Fear and Stagnation: Democrat Leadership

The New Hampshire legislature this session has spent its time denouncing and dismantling the system that has given the state the New Hampshire advantage. They have rejected the low tax, low unemployment, free enterprise system they were left. What has the NH legislature done? The Democrats have pushed greater government control. They are instituting greater …

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Are New Hampshire Students Now at a Disadvantage When they Take the SAT/ACT?

With the recent announcement by the College Board to include adversity scores to the SAT, parents around the country are wondering if their children should sit for the assessment. David Coleman, the mastermind of the failed Common Core standards currently serves as the College Board President.  Since Coleman began his tenure, there have been numerous …

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