From school performance to charters to standardized test results, catch up on some of the most important issues facing the education system.
Municipal and state employee unions dominate New York's education debate through massive, consistent expenditures by their political action committees. Read More.
The Common Core State Standards have been controversial, but less so in New York City, where school principals report broad satisfaction. Read More.
It’s time to give poor families access to the same educational opportunities that the wealthy take for granted. Read More.
NYC's specialized high schools are some of the best in the country, and an exam is the fairest means of selection. Read More.
President Obama has called for free tuition to community colleges. But his initiative ignores New York State’s innovative and successful approach to for-profit higher education. Read More.
Instead of closing failing schools, Mayor de Blasio has proposed a $150 million Renewal Schools initiative--but is this the right way to improve NYC schools? Read More.
Powerful unions exercise control over both local governments and the teachers who pay steep dues for the privilege to hold their jobs. Read More.
Critics argue that charters admit fewer high-needs students, but the data tells a different story. Read More.
When debating the charter school issue, you should not put much stock in the New York Times's jab at Success Academy, one of NYC's best performing charter school networks. Here's what the New York Times missed. Read More.
The facts you need to know about the issues that matter most in New York.