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Frederick Hess

Frederick Hess

Resident Scholar and Director of Educational Policy Studies, AEI
An educator, political scientist and author, Frederick M. Hess studies K-12 and higher education issues. His books include Cage-Busting Leadership, Education Unbound, and Common Sense School Reform. He is also the author of the popular Education Week blog, "Rick Hess Straight Up." Hess's work has appeared in scholarly and popular outlets such as Teachers College Record, Harvard Education Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Washington Post, the Atlantic and National Review. He has edited widely cited volumes on the Common Core, the role of for-profits in education, education philanthropy, school costs and productivity, the impact of education research, and No Child Left Behind. A former high school teacher, Hess currently teaches at Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania and serves as executive editor for the influential education journal Education Next.

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Most of the problems were caused by proponents’ rejecting the principles of federalism.

Friday, June 13, 2014

They must develop their own state-level versions of ‘repeal and replace.’

Monday, April 14, 2014

Advocates cite dubious polling to support their claim that the issue is settled.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It won’t be a huge issue in the fall, but it will have repercussions thereafter.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

As implementation nears, they aren’t liking what they see.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, December 26, 2013