National Journal Asks Why Common Core is a Tea Party Bugbear?

by Jeanne Bernish

Matt Williams has written about the Common Core on this blog before (Common Core: High Standards are Not Inappropriate They Are Essential) and this week responds with a cogent outline of the underlying politics and subsequent name calling that may undermine the larger common good the core sought to address. Visit the National Journal to read his commentary and weigh in with your own.

Can Government Be Run Like the Oakland A’s?

by Jeanne Bernish

It is an ambitious goal. Moneyball for Government is a new project of Results for America. Having assembled an All-Star Bi-Partisan Team, the organization hopes to amplify the message of using data to guide policy decision-making, believing that government, at all levels, should help improve outcomes for young people, their families and communities