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Why Education Reform is Probably Not The Best Way to Fight Poverty

Doug Lemov is skeptical that I’m right about education being a (relatively) ineffective way of fighting poverty. His response is thoughtful and deserves a response of its own. First, it’s worth being clear that the only claim I’m prepared to advance and defend is that education reform is not the best way to fight poverty […]

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Reformers and International Comparisons

On Tuesday at This Week in Ed I asked what the evidence is that education reform is the best way to fight poverty. The domestic evidence doesn’t strike me as obvious, but I was especially curious about the international evidence. After writing that post I started nagging people on Twitter to tell me which countries┬áhave […]

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