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Think Twice Weekly Report
July 12 - July 18, 2014

The Think Twice Weekly Report is a compilation of education-related articles and reports posted each week by the think tanks monitored as part of the Think Twice think tank review project funded by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice.

Think Tank Title Type Release Date
Ed Next The Future of Test-based Accountability Commentary 7/18/2014
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: Is Education a Consumer Good? Commentary 7/18/2014
Heartland Institute Obama Administration: More Federal Involvement Can Improve Teacher Quality Commentary 7/18/2014
Heritage Foundation Obama Administration Launches Newest ‘Teacher Equity’ Plan Commentary 7/18/2014
Maine Heritage Policy Center Blended Learning: Nexus Academy of Indianapolis (Case Study 3) Commentary 7/18/2014
AEI Glenn Beck’s Common Core hysteria doesn’t help advance conservative education policy Commentary 7/17/2014
Ed Next Former Indiana State Chief Tony Bennett and the Politics of Personal Destruction Commentary 7/17/2014
Ed Next Computers Enable Good Teachers Commentary 7/17/2014
Friedman Foundation Authorizing: A Stop Along “The Chartered Course”? Commentary 7/17/2014
New America Foundation Federal Action Lags Behind Public Opinion on Early Ed Commentary 7/17/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 7/16/2014
Heartland Institute Oklahoma Common Core Repeal Found Constitutional Commentary 7/16/2014
Heartland Institute The Highs and Lows of Increasing Kids’ Time in School Commentary 7/16/2014
New America Foundation Beyond Subprime Learning: Our Ideas for Accelerating Progress in Early Education | EdCentral Commentary 7/16/2014
AEI Education reform from the grassroots: How and when parents can shape policy Report 7/15/2014
Cato Institute How to Lie with Statistics: Florida School Spending Edition Commentary 7/15/2014
Ed Next Private Schools Should Learn from Charter Schools Without Adopting their Regulatory Scheme Commentary 7/15/2014
Fordham Institute Two charter school debates: When philosophical opposition masquerades as policy commentary Commentary 7/15/2014
New America Foundation Beyond “Subprime Learning”: Accelerating Progress in Early Education Report 7/15/2014
StudentsFirst How Should We Pay Our Teachers? Commentary 7/15/2014
StudentsFirst Diane Ravitch's Disappointing Sexism Commentary 7/15/2014
TNTP Shortchanged: The Hidden Costs of Lockstep Teacher Pay Report 7/15/2014
Ed Next Implementing Common Core: Curriculum Part 2 Commentary 7/14/2014
Ed Next How Does Teacher Attrition Compare to Other Professions? Commentary 7/14/2014
Education Trust Don’t Be Duped by ‘Personal Learning Scholarships’ in FL, AZ Commentary 7/14/2014
Education Trust Let’s Go Over This Again — A Quart Is One QUART-er of a Gallon Commentary 7/14/2014
Fordham Institute The splintering school-reform movement Commentary 7/14/2014
New America Foundation Accountability and the Birth through 12th Grade Continuum Commentary 7/14/2014
ConnCAN Testimony: 'Our Focus Must Never Waver' Commentary 7/11/2014
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: Does School Choice Destroy a Public Good? Commentary 7/11/2014
StudentsFirst Addressing the Challenges of School Choice Commentary 7/11/2014
New America Foundation The Case Against Exit Exams Report 7/9/2014


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About The Think Twice Think Tank Review Project:

Think Twice is one of the nation's first efforts to serve as a watchdog to review think tank research on public education issues and policies, ensuring that published work meets the quality and standards of university scholarship. The goal of the Think Twice project is to provide the public, policy makers and the press with timely academically sound reviews of selected think tank publications.

The Think Twice project is funded by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice. The reviews that are a part of this project are expert third party reviews produced by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC).

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2014 Weekly Reports

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