A Time for Choosing in Alberta Education

Commentary, Education, Michael Zwaagstra

Albertans concerned about education policy face a stark choice in the next election. Given the positions of the two leading parties, the status quo doesn’t seem to be an option. One party wants to reduce standardized testing, and seems unwilling to expand successful school choice programs. The other wants to introduce a new model of standardized testing, while expanding school choice.

What I Learned at the Education Barricades

Commentary, Education, Frontier Centre

“Over the past eight years, I’ve been privileged to serve as chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the nation’s largest school district. Along the way, I’ve learned some important lessons about what works in public education, what doesn’t, and what (and who) are the biggest obstacles to the transformative changes we still need.”