Michael Petrilli

Mike Petrilli is president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education Next, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow for Education Commission of the States.

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Perspective | Students learn more from North Carolina teachers who are ‘tough graders’

It’s long been said that children rise to the expectations of the trusted adults in their lives, and research has...


Grade inflation in high schools

Although the vast majority of American parents believe their child is performing at or above grade level, in reality two-thirds...


Six education themes for 2016

Here are six education policy themes—and associated infographics—that I hope the Presidential candidates embrace. 1. Education reform is working. Don’t...