Is Commonwealth Commitment Going to Fulfill Its Promise?

By Bob Hildreth Not too long ago I had a conversation with a mother of a high school student in Chelsea, MA. We were talking about her son and his interests and concerns about going to college. She said, “Sometimes he tells me, ‘Mom, I don’t want you to get into...

College’s Stake in China May Backfire

By Bob Hildreth Colleges have a lot to lose if China’s economy keeps declining and with its wealth. This is because China’s wealth is the source of much college tuition both directly and indirectly. And one key source of wealth—China’s official foreign reserves, has...

A Parent Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

By Bob Hildreth Among the items ignored by educational reformers is parental engagement. Little has changed in how parents engage with schools since public education first began. And yet recent studies have shown parents to be key in how their children are...