Matthew Ladner

Matthew Ladner is executive editor of redefinED. He has written numerous studies on school choice, charter schools and special education reform, and his articles have appeared in Education Next; the…

Google AI’s recent debacle draws stark comparison to public education’s own ‘racial justice’ algorithm

(The Daily Signal) – “Happy Days” thought they had a great idea for juicing ratings back in 1977, featuring an episode where “the Fonz” jumped a real-life shark on water… Read More

March 1, 2024
Arizona’s proposed reversal in school choice would hurt taxpayers, not just students and families

(The Daily Signal) – Three decades ago, Arizona policymakers created opportunities for educators to start new schools and for families to choose between them. Unfortunately, though, the state’s current governor aims… Read More

February 7, 2024
Texas should follow lead of nearby Arizona on school choice

(The Daily Signal) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called a special legislative session to begin Oct. 9 to expand K-12 options for Texas families. In the past few years,… Read More

October 6, 2023
The long-term shifts taking place in American K-12 education

(reimaginED) – American K-12 education was doing quite poorly before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparisons to other nations on international exams, American schools spent lavishly but scored… Read More

December 21, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
These states suffered an academic plunge despite spending more per student

(reimaginED) – It’s award season here at reimaginED, and we’re reviewing a trend from “the Nation’s Report Card” for low-income students who tested in all 50 states between 2003 and… Read More

November 8, 2022