Welcome to the Brown Center Chalkboard. Each Wednesday, Brown Center on Education Policy scholars and occasional guests will post short pieces on topics in K-12 and higher education policy. The Chalkboard commentary will be grounded in empirical analysis rather than personal opinion. Our scholars and guest authors will use this space to present new ideas and empirical results that we hope will stimulate productive discussions and elicit constructive feedback from our readers. We look forward to sharing these with you and welcome your thoughtful comments.
Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst
Director, Brown Center on Education Policy