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Hoover Digest by topic: Vouchers

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.

April 20, 2009

Obama’s Choice, and Ours

The president shouldn’t be the only public-housing tenant who can send his kids to private schools. By Clint Bolick.

June 27, 2008

A Schoolyard Scrapper

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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.

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.

January 30, 2007

Milton Friedman’s Unfinished Business

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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.

January 30, 2006

Katrina and Vouchers

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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January 30, 2006

The Father of Modern School Reform

Fifty years after he first proposed school vouchers, Milton Friedman is still on the case. An extended interview with Nick Gillespie of Reason magazine.

July 30, 2005

Free to Choose

Half a century after he first proposed school vouchers, Milton Friedman, the “Father of School Choice,” is still on the case.