Education

Bilingual Education Reform Moves Northeast Article Published in The Waterbury (CT) Republican-American Bilingual education reform has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing public policy movements. Last June, California voters approved an initiative pulling the plug on most of the state’s widely-criticized bilingual education programs. Since [Read More...]
A Chance to Fix Bilingual Woes Article Published in The Tribune (Phoenix, AZ) Arizona right now faces a major opportunity to help its Limited English Proficient (LEP) students by reforming current bilingual education programs. Bilingual education is widely used in school districts throughout Arizona. While the [Read More...]
The Clinton Education Legacy: Headed Toward a Failing Grade? Issue Brief During his six plus years in office, President Clinton has given continuous attention to American education. Indeed, he has made it a top priority for his administration. But how significantly has education policy changed, particularly for America’s troubled [Read More...]
Reform Needed in Federal K-12 Education Funding Article Published in the Colorado Springs Gazette What is the most critical issue that the incoming session of Congress must address? It may well be reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the primary law pertaining to the [Read More...]
Will Arizona Be Next? The Grand Canyon State Considers Reforming Bilingual Education Issue Brief Executive Summary Following the dramatic success of a California proposition this June to end the use of bilingual education, policymakers from around the nation have begun to question the effectiveness and appropriateness of those programs in their own [Read More...]
Trickle-Down Education Budget Deal Misses the Mark Article Published in The Christian Science Monitor Washington, D.C. is aglow as both parties hail the centerpiece of the budget agreement: a deal to hire more than 30,000 teachers in the coming year and increase the U.S. Department of Education’s [Read More...]
More Teachers Would be the Best Deal for Students Letter to the Editor of The Richmond Times-Dispatch Dear Editor: Three cheers for Bob Holland’s September 30 op-ed (“Teachers Speak Out For the Real Deal In School Reform”) and its insight into how teachers have here-to-fore been largely shut out [Read More...]
Virginia Ought to Join Move to Scrap Bilingual Education Article Published in The Richmond Times Dispatch It is more essential for young people to possess good English-language skills today than ever in our history. But until the education establishment in Virginia and elsewhere abandons its widespread commitment to the [Read More...]
Bilingual Education: Where Do We Go From Here? Issue Brief Earlier this month, California voters soundly rejected bilingual education. Proposition 227, the “English for the Children Initiative,” won widespread support among white and Hispanic voters despite being opposed by President Clinton, all four major candidates for Governor, the [Read More...]
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