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Education Next Offers Policy Views, with an Edge

Education Next, a crisply produced quarterly that straddles the worlds of newsstand magazines and academic journals, has claimed a prominent spot in K-12 debates that tilts toward support for higher standards, accountability, and school choice. That prominence was magnified by the glare of social media this month, when cover artwork depicting a black mother and a disappearing black father sparked sharply negative reaction—and differing responses to the controversy from two of the journal’s own high-profile editors.