What is The Nonpartisan Education Review?

Welcome to the Nonpartisan Education Review (ISSN: 2150-6477), an on-line, open access journal on education policy. This publication reflects our belief in a need for a review independent of the partisan educational camps. .

The Nonpartisan Education Review

  1. focuses on education policy issues.
  2. is available on-line.
  3. adheres to the philosophy that education policy should be based on all the evidence available, not a subset.

The Review can include

  1. empirical research, program evaluations, and research reviews.
  2. critiques of research, books, reports, web sites, and media coverage.
  3. personal testimonials from education practitioners.

All manuscripts are reviewed by at least two editors.

Why is there a need for the Review? In our experience, this review duplicates no other current publication. Some scholarly journals specializing in education policy reflect a bias against measurement and against basing policy decisions on measured results. Other publications are essentially house organs for think tanks or government-funded research centers. Too often, in our view, they publish articles based upon ideological agreement or mutual self interest.

The test of whether a piece is relevant to the Review is whether it would help policy-makers make better decisions--policy-makers such as school board members, legislators, and citizens and parents wishing to influence policy.

Underlying this review are two propositions about consistent improvement in education: improvement requires the consistent, ongoing measurement of outcomes; and better policy decisions are based on the evaluation of such measurement.

Open access journals do not charge readers or their institutions for access. Borrowing from the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition, we grant the right of users to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles."

Instructions for submitting a manuscript to the Review can be found here.

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