Tag: American Enterprise Institute

Lessons from the Gates Foundation’s Effective Teacher Initiative | IN 60 SECONDS

In the summer of 2018, the RAND Corporation issued a massive study of the Gates Foundation’s ambitious, half-billion-dollar effective teacher initiative. The findings? Mostly negative. RAND concluded that the initiative failed to make a dent in student achievement or to improve teacher quality. The evaluation teaches some useful lessons. One: the systems were too time-consuming…

By Stanley Isaacs December 1, 2019 3

Michigan State and holding college leaders accountable | IN 60 SECONDS

In 2018, Michigan State’s ex-president, Lou Anna Simon, was forced from office after the horrific Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Then, the university handed Simon a sweetheart retirement deal. Simon’s failure to address a documented and long-standing pattern of criminal abuse was apparently not cause enough to trim the cords of her golden parachute. Unfortunately,…

By Stanley Isaacs October 10, 2019 3