April 23, 2024 10:46 am

Center for Evaluation and Education Policy: NPE is #3 Edu Think Tank in the Nation

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The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University released its list of the top most influential think tanks.

The Network for Public Education was rated #3. NPE was also rated #11 in scholarly expertise, with Diane Ravitch rated #3 as an edu-influencer and Carol Burris at #19.

That is the good news. The bad news is that so many think tanks that are hostile to public education surround NPE on the list.  And when you look at how much they spent in 2022, we should not be surprised they made the list.

NPE is big on influence, but influence without the funding to expand our reach, hire staff, and fund projects puts us at a terrible disadvantage.

Let me be blunt. If we are going to save public education, then we need funding.

If everyone receiving this email pledged just $5.00 a month, we would raise $750,000 in one month alone. Don’t be a bystander. Do your part in protecting public education.

You can type $5.00 or more in the” other” amount and then click reoccurring, or you can make a one-time donation.

South Carolina For-profit-run Charters “Shop” to Stay in Business

NPE has been exposing the world of for-profit-chartering with our two groundbreaking reports. Read this excellent expose, informed by those reports, in South Carolina’s Post and Courier. Entitled How a Florida principal with a controversial history became a SC charter school kingpin Although you have to sign up for the nonprofit paper, you do not have to pay to see its outstanding story. It is well worth the read.

BustED Pencils Now On Five Days a Week 

BustED Pencils: Fully Leaded Education Talk is a radio show/podcast dedicated to public education. Now, you can listen to BustED Pencils five days a week. Tune in every evening here or subscribe to their podcast to listen while you are on the go.

Hosts Dr. Tim Slekar and Dr. Johnny Lupinacci cover the “real” issues in education. And they are 100% public educa
tion approved.