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Hoover Digest by topic: Education Finance

April 21, 2014

Diamonds for the Ivies

An elegant technique developed by Hoover fellow CAROLINE M. HOXBY helps isolated, high-achieving kids get into colleges—good colleges.

August 13, 2012

A Golden Opportunity

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Image credit: Taylor Jones

Can’t anyone free California from deficits and dysfunction? By Michael J. Boskin and John F. Cogan.

April 6, 2012

Independents' Day

New Hampshire voter John Hogan
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Win over those “none of the above” voters, and you win the White House. By David W. Brady and Douglas Rivers.

October 12, 2011

What a Candidate Needs to Say

An imagined stump speech by somebody who “gets” education. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli.

July 13, 2011

The States Are Back

The States Are Back
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Whether racing to the top or sinking in debt (or both), some governors are taking the school-reform baton back from Washington. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

July 13, 2011

The Staggering Power of the Teachers' Unions

Teachers picket in La Habra last December
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A look at the most powerful force in American education—and it isn’t a force for good. By Terry M. Moe.

April 21, 2010

What a State We’re In

Ballot initiatives: the hopes so high, the victories so hollow. By Richard A. Epstein.

April 21, 2010

Rebels With a Cause: Themselves

Students turn protest into another form of narcissism. By Peter Robinson.

April 21, 2010

School of Hard Knocks

School of Hard Knocks

The education reform movement is stumbling to a halt, and needs its own version of back to basics. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

October 9, 2009

What’s Wrong with Merit Pay?

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It will probably reward test prep instead of real learning. By Diane Ravitch.