As our political leaders take stock of where we stand in 2013—both as individual states and as a nation—we are hearing a consistent message: jobs, our economy and education are inextricably linked.
The Chicago Public Schools’ battle with its teachers union over school reform has been headline news for the better part of the last six months. One of the reforms Mayor Rahm Emanuel has implemented is new teacher evaluations partially based on student achievement.
How can so called education “experts” be so far apart on the issue of common core state standards (CCSS) and whether they are the right approach for our children? One such expert (and former colleague of mine at the U.S.
The late Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc., by any measure one of the greatest of American innovators, once noted that “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” As home to the most prolific innovators in the world, the United States has long been not just a leader, but the leader in the
In a world of free enterprise, gender does not play a role in an individual’s ability to participate or prosper in the marketplace. In this ideal world, women have equal access to an education; they can acquire a loan and have the right to open their businesses of their choosing.