Jack Jennings’s new book, Fatigued by School Reform, available now!

  Fatigued by School Reform, by Jack Jennings After a half-a-century of school reform, a majority of Americans consider the public schools as worse today than when they attended school. Those reforms missed the mark because they were not focused on the...

Japanese Translation

Politics of American Education Reform: 50-Year Struggle in Search of Equity is the title of the Japanese translation of Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools with additional content to bring the book up to date for the time of its publishing. In November 2018,...

National Assessment of Educational Progress

National Assessment of Educational Progress Statement Submitted by Jack Jennings To the Governing Board October 5, 2018 The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) should change the achievement benchmarks for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)....

It’s time to redefine the federal role in K-12 education

In December 2015, when President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 — congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle breathed a deep sigh of relief. Not only had NCLB grown...

“Dirty” Politics

If dentistry was considered a “dirty” profession, would we be surprised that people who became dentists were not of the highest quality? Think for a moment about your opinion of politics and of politicians. https://t.co/W5xhxmBRr8 https://t.co/aeiCCBSmCy...

Remember

When I was young, my parents bought a house in a neighborhood that German and Swedish Protestants were leaving because they did not want to live with Irish, Polish, Italian and other Catholics. Despite that feeling, we all survived, prospered, and even married those...