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  • Education Secretary Speaks at American Enterprise Institute
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    Education Secretary DeVos on Federal Tax Credits and School Choice

    The American Enterprise Institute hosted a discussion with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Education Freedom Scholarships. This school choice initiative provides $5 billion annually in…

  • Discussion on Common Core Standards
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    Education Common Core Standards

    Education experts talked about Common Core* standards and the U.S. education system. Topics included the pros and cons of the standards, and controversies over the initiative. All the…

  • States and Education
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    States and Education

    Frederick Hess and Bryan Hassell talked about ways to support teachers and school leaders. Following their presentations governors discussed their states' practices and reforms on…

  • Education System Reform
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    Education System Reform

    Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, that allow states to accurately compare…

  • No Child Left Behind Reauthorization
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    No Child Left Behind Reauthorization

    Public school teachers testified on the possible re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The majority of witnesses agreed that there had been positive outcomes from higher student and teacher…

  • Teachers School Reform and Budget Cuts
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    Teachers, School Reform, and Budget Cuts

    The American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and American Enterprise Insitute Education Policy Director Frederick Hess debated reforms affecting teachers. They discussed at…

  • Reforming Urban Schools
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    Reforming Urban Schools

    Joel Klein offered his ideas on how to reform urban schools. His goal was to create a system of great schools rather than a great school system. One method to achieve this goal was to…

  • U S Energy Policy
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    U. S. Energy Policy

    Frederick Ness talked about an education commission appointed by President Reagan 25 years ago that looked at how to improve the Nation’s education system. The final report made five…

  • emTough Love for Schoolsem
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    Tough Love for Schools

    Frederick Hess talked about his book Tough Love for Schools: Essays on Competition, Accountability, and Excellence, published by AEI Press. In the book he explores the practical and…