Issue Brief Despite recent reforms, surveys indicate that teachers are largely satisfied with their jobs, which bodes well for initiatives aimed at providing teachers with the support and clear direction they need to improve the profession and educational outcomes.
Interactive Findings from a federal survey of teachers around the country show that teachers actually have significant control over their professional work.
Report States, districts, and policymakers need to think of better ways to support small, nonremote districts and recognize that an education system designed 200 years ago may no longer be the right system today.
Issue Brief A new CAP analysis shows that too often students use computers for basic skills.
Interactive Map from Ulrich Boser and Lindsay Rosenthal examines survey data on how much students are being challenged in the classroom.
Report Ulrich Boser digs into Race to the Top and gets a better sense of what exactly is happening within the states that won the grants.
Ronald Reagan did not believe that Washington could do much to solve our nation’s most pressing social problems. Except, it seems, when it came to education. The Great Gipper was among the first to understand the scope of our nation’s education crisis, and his administration pushed for the federal government to take a bigger role […]
Ulrich Boser and Diana Epstein dismantle a report from the Fordham Institute alleging that school accountability systems might be dumbing down our best and brightest.
Report CAP's Education Team outlines how Congress should move forward with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Report Report from Ulrich Boser presents findings from a yearlong study of the efficiency of the nation’s public education system.
Robin Chait and Ulrich Boser explain why reforming the way teachers are paid signals to teachers that their performance matters.
Ulrich Boser is a Senior Fellow at American Progress; he examines education, crime, and other social issues. He is currently working on a book about learning, which is tentatively titled Learning to Learn: Why Being Smart in the Information Age Isn’t Important—and Why Learning Is. Boser has served as a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report, […]