Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Welcome (back) to the Education Policy Blog!

Welcome to the Education Policy Blog, hosted by the Forum on the Future of Public Education. We at the Forum see this blog as a space for deeper discussions of the issues that frequently get bogged down in political posturing, to the detriment of improving the education options of students.  

The Forum was established to bring the illumination of empirical evidence to debates where issues are often obscured in the ideological fog.  Too often, evidence is neglected or misrepresented in the service of politically-driven agendas.  We value solid, research-based evidence that offers insights on advocacy-based policies.  

In particular, we are interested in a particular set of reforms and policies, including those around incentivist reforms, privatization, meritocracy and equitable access to higher education, and, of course, the use of research in policymaking.

For this effort, the Forum has brought together a stellar set of scholars who can bring a broad set of evidence-informed perspectives on these issues.  In doing this, our goal is not to promote a particular position or agenda, but to create informed discussions and deeper understandings of key topics in education policy.  

In seeking to promote engaging and illuminating dialogue on these crucial education issues of the day, we welcome your comments, and ask only that participants be respectful of others participating in this forum.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Christopher Lubienski
Director of the Forum on the Future of Public Education

1 comment:

Mitali Singh said...

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