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Hoover Digest by topic: High Schools

July 1, 2013

No Bright Mind Left Behind

January 25, 2013

Clouds over Technopolis

Technopism pie
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Technology is marvelous, and marvelously oversold. By Niall Ferguson.

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

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.

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.

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?
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.

July 2, 2010

The Case for Saturday School

When it comes to instruction time, longer is better. American schools, however, are going the other way. By Chester E. Finn Jr.