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Think Twice Weekly Report
April 11 - April 17, 2015

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
Show-Me Institute SEMO May Embrace All-You-Can-Eat Education Commentary 4/17/2015
Bellwether Improving Charter School Quality in Michigan: Measure Twice, Cut Once Commentary 4/16/2015
Brookings Institution Partisanship and Public Opinion on the Common Core Commentary 4/16/2015
Cato Institute Kill the Whole Jellyfish, or the Tentacles Will Grow Commentary 4/16/2015
Cato Institute Debunking a Misleading Report on School Choice Commentary 4/16/2015
Ed Next A Response to “Breaking the Mold” Commentary 4/16/2015
Fordham Institute Teacher layoffs are coming, and it’s the Great Recession's fault Commentary 4/16/2015
Fordham Institute What’s next on ESEA? Commentary 4/16/2015
George W. Bush Institute The Bush Institute Talks Academic Standards with Raymund Paredes Commentary 4/16/2015
NCTQ TQB: Teacher Quality Bulletin Newsletter Newsletter 4/16/2015
Show-Me Institute What Public Schools Can Learn from Homeschool Parents Commentary 4/16/2015
StudentsFirst InspireNOLA Charter Schools: Where Education Reform Works Commentary 4/16/2015
TNTP Bringing Stakeholders to the Policy Table Commentary 4/16/2015
AEI Q & A: The Cage-Busting Teacher Commentary 4/15/2015
AEI PRESS RELEASE: The Cage-Busting Teacher Press release 4/15/2015
AEI Cage-busting teachers: Who are they, and what can they teach us? Video/announcement 4/15/2015
Center of the American Experiment Two Decades of Surveys Show Remarkable Consistency in Minnesotans’ Strong Support of Educational Freedom Commentary 4/15/2015
Center on Education Policy Making Research More Useful in Policy and in the Classroom Announcement 4/15/2015
Ed Next Opt-Out Movement Likely Inconsequential for Teacher Evaluations Commentary 4/15/2015
Ed Next What Explains Success at Success Academy? Commentary 4/15/2015
Fordham Institute THE EDUCATION GADFLY WEEKLY Commentary 4/15/2015
Fordham Institute Charter schools and backfill: The debate we're not having Commentary 4/15/2015
Fordham Institute How Do School Leaders Respond to Competition? Evidence From New Orleans Commentary 4/15/2015
Fordham Institute Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students Commentary 4/15/2015
Friedman Foundation Top Seven Findings from Our Minnesota Survey on K-12 Education, School Choice Commentary 4/15/2015
Heartland Institute Elementary Students Indoctrinated About Global Warming Via Common Core (Part 1) Commentary 4/15/2015
Heartland Institute Ohio Teachers Strongly Dislike Common Core Tests Commentary 4/15/2015
New America Foundation Access and Quality: Providing Preschool with Purpose Commentary 4/15/2015
Public Impact Opportunity Culture in the News: Real Clear Education, NPR Video 4/15/2015
Show-Me Institute Fewer Mandates, More Choices Needed in Education Commentary 4/15/2015
AEI What to make of the testing opt-out tsunami Commentary 4/14/2015
AEI End the education wars Commentary 4/14/2015
Cato Institute Maryland Seizes Kids (Again) For Walking Home From Park Commentary 4/14/2015
Cato Institute The Right and Wrong Ways to Learn Policy Lessons from Other Countries Commentary 4/14/2015
Center on Education Policy As policymakers consider a reauthorized ESEA, let’s try using what we know about federal policies for school improvement Commentary 4/14/2015
Fordham Institute The great achievements of the Every Child Achieves Act Commentary 4/14/2015
George W. Bush Institute What Texas Tests - and Why That Matters Commentary 4/14/2015
Lexington Institute Announcing the Lexington Education Leadership Award Winners Commentary 4/14/2015
Mackinac Center Charter School Parent 'Grateful' to Have a Choice Commentary 4/14/2015
TNTP Putting Instruction First, Even Now Commentary 4/14/2015
AEI Interview—Rick Hess: Cage Busting Teachers Commentary 4/13/2015
ConnCAN Addressing Connecticut's Education: Improving Turnaround Measures for Our Lowest Performing Schools Report 4/13/2015
Fordham Institute Alexander-Murray: This is what compromise looks like, in a single table Commentary 4/13/2015
Fordham Institute Patty Murray and the return of wishful thinking Commentary 4/13/2015
NCTQ TQ News Extra Weekly digest 4/13/2015
Show-Me Institute K-12 Funding in Missouri—What’s the Solution? Commentary 4/13/2015
Cato Institute Alabama’s School Choice Law Needs Improvement Commentary 4/12/2015
New America Foundation ESEA Compromise Includes a Few Steps Forward for Early Learning Commentary 4/10/2015


Currently Under Review

Center for American Progress
ESEA Reauthorization:
How We Can Build Upon No Child Left Behind’s Progress for Students With Disabilities in a Reauthorized ESEA

Center for American Progress
Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement: The Research on School Turnaround

Manhattan Institute
Pushed Out?: Low-Performing Students and New York City Charter Schools

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes
Urban Charter School Study: Report on 41 Regions 2015


Recently Reviewed

Brookings Institution
Measuring and Understanding Education Advocacy

Press Release | Read Review

Edunomics Lab At Georgetown
Paying The Best Teachers More To Teach More Students

Press Release | Read Review

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).

About The Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice:

The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by education stakeholders across the country. The mission of the Great Lakes Center is to improve public education for all students in the Great Lakes region through the support and dissemination of high quality, academically sound research on education policy and practices. Visit the Great Lakes Center website at:

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