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Hoover Digest articles by Paul E. Peterson

January 21, 2014

Higher Grades, Higher GDP

The stronger the student performance, the more prosperous the nation.

October 26, 2012

Teachers' Unions Slipping

The unions are losing their appeal. Even among teachers themselves, polls suggest. By Paul E. Peterson, William G. Howell, and Martin R. West.

April 6, 2012

The Third-Party Temptation

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Factions and futility. That’s what third parties produce. By Paul E. Peterson.

January 23, 2012

Math Matters

Another reason to care about how well American schools teach math: a country’s math skills are directly tied to its future wealth. By Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson.

March 29, 2011

Your Child Left Behind

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In advanced math studies, not a single American state or demographic group is keeping up with the rest of the world. Hoover fellows Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson ran the numbers. By Amanda Ripley.

July 2, 2010

Let the Charters Bloom

Why failing schools should be allowed to fail—and better schools to sprout in their place. By Paul E. Peterson.

October 19, 2007

Equalizing the Schools

Now that race-based school assignment has run aground in the Supreme Court, here’s a better idea: let parents choose the schools their kids attend. By Paul E. Peterson.

July 30, 2006

Keeping an Eye on State Standards

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Suzy is a good reader...in North Carolina. But what happens when her parents move next door to South Carolina, where standards are much higher? By Paul E. Peterson and Frederick M. Hess.

January 30, 2006

How Educators Hide the Sorry Truth

Minority dropout rates are scandalous—and a well-kept secret. Paul E. Peterson on the smoke and mirrors used by the public education cartel to conceal this sad fact.

January 30, 2003

The Decline and Fall of American Education

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American education is in serious trouble. Why aren’t we more concerned? By Paul E. Peterson.