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Population Puzzle: Boom or Bust

via Hoover Institution Press
Monday, January 10, 2005

This insightful collection of essays provides an overview of the major issues concerning world population growth, with particular emphasis on population's impact on the United States. Drawing from government reports, think tank studies, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and books, the authors offer a range of contrasting viewpoints and policy perspectives surrounding population issues.

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Homework Pays Off

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa on the correlation between homework and academic performance.

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School Figures: The Data behind the Debate

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, October 27, 2003

School Figures presents the most recent statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, and thus provides a clear, factual picture of today's educational landscape. Organized in a concise and understandable format featuring numerous tables, charts, and graphs, the book provides a unique visual picture of the facts on K–12 issues.

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Learning at Home

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Home education is the fastest growing alternative to public schooling—and a good one at that. By Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa.

Public School Teacher Educational Attainment, 1961-1996

What Makes a Good Teacher?

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Over the past 30 years public school teachers have been receiving more education—yet student achievement scores continue to languish. What has gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills Performance: Chicago Public Schools, 1997 and 1999

Smaller Is Better

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

The evidence is coming in: Smaller schools produce results. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover senior associate director Richard Sousa.

Can Money Buy Better Schools?

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Is spending more money the way to improve our public schools? In a word, no. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

Mobility and the Achievement Gap

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

High rates of school mobility help explain the persistent gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

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The Ph.D. Gap

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The United States continues to offer the best graduate school education in the world. Unfortunately, the percentage of American students enrolled in these programs has shrunk. By Hoover public affairs fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

Why Bigger Isn’t Better

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

As our schools and school districts become ever larger, parents, teachers, and students are finding themselves increasingly removed from educational decision making. Hoover public affairs fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa on a disturbing trend.

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