Impact University: Education Reform

Charter Schools

A Sea of Charter Schools in Detroit Leaves Students Adrift >

Zernike, K. (2016-06-28, The New York Times): "Michigan leapt at the promise of charters 23 years ago, betting that more competition would improve public education. Instead, old problems grew worse."

Education Reform

Teaching the Teachers >

The Economist (2016-06-11): Great teaching has long been seen as an innate skill. But reformers are showing that the best teachers are made, not born.

Education Reform

What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out >

Kirp, D. (2016-04-30, The New York Times): Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have both trumpeted their proposals to expand college access and reduce student debt, but an even bigger problem is going ignored, at least by politicians: college dropouts.


Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap >

In his book, Rothstein presents an intriguing analysis of the correlation between social class and student achievement. He investigates how factors of social class, such as access to stable housing, adequate nutrition, and healthcare, influence students' success in school.

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