Author: Richard P. Phelps

Richard P. Phelps is founder and editor of the Nonpartisan Education Group. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is the author of "Kill the Messenger: The War on Standardized Testing."

Challenging the Academic Publisher Oligopoly

Here’s a business plan: Sell a product that … • some of the world’s most highly educated scholars, working at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, invest thousands of hours to create; • governments and foundations subsidize, with anywhere from hundreds to tens of millions of dollars in both direct payments and in-kind services; […]

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The Curious Ethics of Some Ethics Professors

Like the seasons, friendships come, and friendships go. It is a melancholy fact of life that around the world at any given moment, thousands of new friendships are born, and thousands of old friendships are dying. Bitterness may remain in the carcass of some expired relationships. For most of us, there is little that we […]

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