In advanced math studies, not a single American state or demographic group is keeping up with the rest of the world. Hoover fellows Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson ran the numbers. By Amanda Ripley.
Students in China’s largest city just aced three global assessment tests. If American education ever had a “Sputnik moment,” this is it. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
The Pentagon’s budget is no ordinary line item. There are many reasons not to cut it. By Victor Davis Hanson.
To bring government budgets back down to earth, first puncture those inflated labor contracts. By Richard A. Epstein.
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Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Unions that defend the worst teachers are depriving children of the best teaching. By Eric A. Hanushek.
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.
Yet another crime the Soviet dictator got away with: defining genocide to exclude what he did. Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark tells how it happened. By Cynthia Haven.