The Insider View of Education Reform
What is Education Insider?
Education Insider is a free monthly report that provides real-time insights on federal education policy trends, debates, and issues—from the handful of decision makers that are driving the process. The Insiders include current and former White House and U.S. Department of Education staff, Congressional leaders, state school chiefs, and leaders of major trade associations, think tanks, and advocacy groups.
Through an exclusive survey tool, we ask these key policy and political insiders for their opinion on important and timely federal policy ranging from the timing of key legislation to the support or opposition of policy proposals. Feedback from the field is coupled with the expert analysis of our co-publishers John Bailey, Andy Rotherham, and Rachel Gibson to provide visibility into issues, trends, and likely outcomes.
Each month's survey is based on the current events, debates, and emerging trends. Topics covered have included ESEA reauthorization and waivers, federal funding, Common Core standards and assessments, national and state elections, digital learning, and Race to the Top.
Recent Insider Reports
Insider in the News
'Insiders' Weigh In, Politico, May 13, 2014
RealClearEd Today, RealClearEducation, March 27, 2014
Poll: Student Privacy a Political Point, Politico, March 6, 2014
Beltway Insiders: For Education, Florida Governor's Race Is One to Watch, Education Week, January 30, 2014
'Insiders' on Rural Issues, Politico, November 26, 2013
'Insiders' Find Federal Policies Poorly Suited for Rural Districts, Education Week, November 26, 2013
First in Morning Education: What's Next for PARCC?, Politico, September 24, 2013
Obama's Last Chance on School Reform? U.S.News & World Report, September 9, 2013
Insiders Talk Tony Bennett, Politico, August 21, 2013
What Education Experts Said About Tony Bennett’s Resignation, State Impact/NPR, August 20, 2013
Tony Bennett Resignation Splits Education Insiders: Poll, The Huffington Post, August 20, 2013
NCLB Waiver for CORE Districts Is Bad Policy, 'Insiders' Say, Education Week, August 20, 2013
PARCC Sees Dip in Confidence Poll of Washington 'Insiders', Education Week, August 1, 2013
What ‘Education Influentials’ Think Will—and Won’t—Happen, Washington Post, May 16, 2013