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.
A look at the most powerful force in American education—and it isn’t a force for good. By Terry M. Moe.
The education reform movement is stumbling to a halt, and needs its own version of back to basics. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
The president shouldn’t be the only public-housing tenant who can send his kids to private schools. By Clint Bolick.
Call him “Troublemaker”—lots of people do. The provocative Chester E. Finn Jr., head of Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, has published a memoir. By Jay Mathews.
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.
Education policy has turned out to be tougher to crack than the communist bloc. What are the chances Americans will ever be free to choose their own schools? By Eric A. Hanushek.
The private market can provide schooling for the children now returning to post-Katrina schools n New Orleans faster—and better—than can the state. By Milton Friedman.
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Fifty years after he first proposed school vouchers, Milton Friedman is still on the case. An extended interview with Nick Gillespie of Reason magazine.