On whether or not we can safely reopen schools in person this fall (most communities probably can’t).
On the impossibility of safely reopening schools without meaningfully reducing community spread of the coronavirus.
On district and charter schools working together.
On avoiding the false choice between addressing poverty and addressing educational inequities.
On how the public hasn’t yet decided how to measure the effectiveness of early education programs.
Profiling Washington, DC’s universal pre-K program.
On the importance of supporting English learners in the Trump era.
On inequality and the state of progressive education policy thinking in the Democratic presidential primary debates.
Talked 2020 education proposals with the Fordham Institute’s David Griffith and Michael Petrilli.
On the promise of–and problems with–the current crop of 2020 campaign education ideas. ‘At present, absent a comprehensive, urgent agenda, millions of American kids at schools like Oakland SOL continue muddling through. This is public education in America, where things are not as they should be, but that’s just about all we’ve come to expect.’