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  • Magna Charter

    April 2013

    Andy Smarick

    The traditional urban public school system is broken. It cannot be fixed. It must be replaced. In this Reviews and Commentary piece, Andy Smarick argues that American public education cannot thrive until the existing urban school district is replaced by the charter ethic.

  • Interview with Betsy DeVos, the Reformer

    April 2013

    For years, Betsy DeVos has been at the forefront of the educational-reform movement. Today, as chairman of the American Federation for Children, she is pushing to promote parental choice in American public education. In this feature interview, DeVos explains how she is working to make it possible for all of the nation's parents—regardless of their zip code—to find the right school for their children.

  • They Shall Overcome

    April 2013

    Christopher Levenick

    Meet the K–12 reform donors who strategically balance charitable giving, legislative advocacy, and direct political engagement. Philanthropy editor-in-chief Christopher Levenick reports in this cover story from our Spring issue on K-12 giving.

  • Interview with Eli Broad, the Investor

    April 2013

    When it comes to re-imagining how America's children can learn, Eli and Edythe Broad are among the nation's most visionary philanthropists. Their investments range across the full spectrum of educational reform, from advocacy to personnel to technology. Take a look at our interview with Broad, in which he details progress on his efforts to dramatically improve American K–12 education.

  • A Lot to Learn

    January 2012

    Frederick Hess

    Frederick M. Hess reviews Steven Brill’s new book on recent developments in K–12 education reform

  • Values Without Borders

    January 2012

    Kari Barbic

    Meet the Venezuelan-American family that teaches universal values to promote character education

  • An Episcopalian, an Atheist, and a Jew Walk into a Catholic School. . .

    April 2010

    Christopher Levenick

    Meet the (non-Catholic) patron saints of inner-city Catholic education