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Hoover Digest by topic: Elementary Education

August 13, 2012

Healthy Schools, Healthy Economy

Want to boost growth and reduce inequality? Focus on education. By George P. Shultz and Eric A. Hanushek.

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.

January 23, 2012

"Value-Added" and the Whole Child

Finger painting
Image credit: Taylor Jones

All rigor and no joy really does make Jack a dull boy. By Michael J. Petrilli.

January 23, 2012

A Curriculum for the Curious

Calligraphy 101
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Innovators shouldn’t have to drop out of school to follow their dreams, but schools seem almost designed to stand in their way. By William Damon.

October 12, 2011

Higher Marks

How to get even better results from standardized testing. By Herbert J. Walberg.

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
Image credit: Taylor Jones

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
Image credit: © ZUMA/Newscom

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

July 13, 2011

The Core of Civic Virtue

Either we teach the young to understand and appreciate their freedom, or we cheat them of their birthright. By William Damon.

September 29, 2010

The Language of Diplomacy

Beijing is paying for Chinese-language schools all around the world, including scores in the United States. Should we be concerned?