Five Questions for Any Free College Plan

by Michael Dannenberg Nearly every Democrat — and likely a number of Republicans — running for statewide office this cycle will propose some sort of free college, debt-free college, or just general college affordability...

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Democratic Voices on ESSA Accountability

by Dana Laurens The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides a great deal of flexibility over the previous federal law when it comes to state design of their school accountability systems. It did, nonetheless,...

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The Unnoticed Threat to Public Schools

By Michael Dannenberg From Friday’s op-ed on tax reform in Democracy Journal  While the eyes of public education advocates remain transfixed on Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Trump’s private school voucher and “skinny budget” aspirations,...

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Make Tax Reform Work For Kids

By Michael Dannenberg From Thursday's op-ed in U.S. News & World Report   Trump should seize the opportunity of tax reform to increase support for public education – and make the system fairer. When...

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DFER’s Senate Confirmation Hearing Questions for Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on dfer.org  From DFER President Shavar Jeffries:  [caption id="attachment_3960" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Betsy DeVos speaks at a Trump rally in Michigan on Dec. 9. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)[/caption]   On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate...

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