Christopher Edley writes an Op-Ed for The Hill, December 12, 2018
In a move likely to make schools significantly less safe, President Trump’s school “safety” commission is about to release a report expected to recommend the cancellation of the Obama administration’s guidance on school discipline that has helped schools find productive alternatives to student suspensions and expulsions.
Christopher Edley quoted by Inside Higher Ed, March 20, 2018
The idea is similar to what then dean of Berkeley Law Chris Edley suggested for the University of California almost 10 years ago — an 11th UC campus that would be all online. The background assumption has remained the same: ed tech has moved the cost-quality curve, so online college is both better and cheaper than face-to-face.
Christopher Edley interviewed by EdSource, Aug. 1, 2017
“The test of being successful in first-year law school has to do with logic, with being analytical. It doesn’t have to do at all with quantitative skills.”
Christopher Edley, Jr., quoted by EdSource, Jan. 21, 2017
“It certainly doesn’t help kids to model such monumental disregard for facts and stubborn refusal to learn them,” said Edley, who was an adviser to Hillary Clinton during her campaign. He said that the confirmation hearing for DeVos this week on Capitol Hill indicated that she “may also be infected with the same malady.”
Christopher Edley, Jr. quoted by Chalkbeat, Oct. 14, 2016
Clinton supports charters, “but there are very important caveats,” Edley said. “She believes we should … get back to one of the principal purposes of charters, which was to innovate and then export successful innovations to the rest of the public school system. We just haven’t done that,” he said. “Let’s be much more intentional about exporting the successes, and about closing down the charters that are not performing up to expectations.”
Christopher Edley, Jr., and Ann O’Leary cited in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, March 3, 2016
“This new organization is combating the cycle of poverty with a cycle of opportunity, attacking the obstacles to success at critical stages in life,” Edley said. “Our approach to complex challenges is unique. We work across traditional issue silos and disciplinary perspectives, using an exceptionally broad range of tools to promote change at the local, state and national levels.”
The other co-founder of Opportunity Institute is Ann O’Leary, a senior policy adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Christopher Edley quoted in The Daily Californian, Feb. 19, 2016
“In the longer run, we hope to play an important role in building and supporting a national network of equity-oriented efforts to improve educational opportunities,” Edley said.
Christopher Edley quoted in EdSource, Feb. 17, 2016
“We will be looking at problems of opportunity and equity within the framework of education, such as health and social service interventions that are needed to support student success,” Edley said.
Christopher Edley quoted in The Washington Post, Feb. 17, 2016
“There are tremendous advantages to putting together an effort that looks across the entire range of education issues from early childhood all the way to early career,” Edley said. It helps with coordinating and integrating policies that affect different parts of children’s lives, he said, and it helps with building coalitions that can get work done.
Christopher Edley quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 16, 2016
“We take a cradle-to-career approach to ways education policy changes could improve opportunities for upward mobility and equity,” Edley said.