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Hoover Digest by topic: School Finance

August 13, 2012

A Golden Opportunity

man sitting on California
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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

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.

July 1, 2009

An F in Effectiveness

When it comes to schools, Obama’s stimulus is likely to lock in a set of bad policies.

When it comes to schools, Obama’s stimulus is likely to lock in a set of bad policies. By Eric A. Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth.

April 20, 2009

Yes, He Can—but Will He?

Obama could be an education innovator, but the Democrats are weak on school choice and downright timid on the teachers’ unions.

Obama could be an education innovator, but the Democrats are weak on school choice and downright timid on the teachers’ unions. By Terry M. Moe.

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.