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How Should Students Be Assessed?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NationalJournal.com:  As states work to devise modern testing regimes, how much weight should they put on evaluating students consistently versus depth of analysis? Do you favor a particular assessment model? If so, why?

The Solace of Poor U.S.-Israel Relations

by Daniel Pipesvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Things are not always as simple as they seem; the current crisis in U.S.-Israel relations has a silver lining. Four observations, all derived from historical patterns, prompt this conclusion.

Good Riddance!

by Thomas Sowellvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

When Supreme Court Justices retire, there is usually some pious talk about their “service,” especially when it has been a long “service.” But the careers of all too many of these retiring jurists, including currently retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, have been an enormous di

A glimmer in Poland’s darkness

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 12, 2010

For the bereaved, this is a time for hearts opened in sympathy, not minds hastening with historical reflections. For Poland, however, and for Europe, there is already a glimmer of hope discernible in the darkness.

Chinese influence in U.S. schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 12, 2010

How do you feel about the government of China paying for American public schools to teach our kids Mandarin?

The EU is subsidising Greece

via Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 12, 2010

The EU bailout of Greece has laid bare important truths about the eurozone. When the chips were down, it was Berlin that blinked, not Athens. The strong proved not so strong, and the weak not so weak.

Congress and the Courts: 80 and Out?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 12, 2010

Any serious student of California politics knows the story of the late Ralph Dills, the man with the longest tenure in the State Legislature (6 terms in the Assembly; 8 in the Senate).

The Looming Entitlement Fiscal Burden

by Gary S. Beckervia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 11, 2010

The entitlement fiscal burden from projected spending increases on retirement benefits and health care during the next couple of decades is scary for Western Europe, Japan, The United States, and other rich nations.

Whitman takes gender-neutral approach

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 11, 2010

If elected this fall, the former eBay chairwoman would be the first business magnate in 150 years and the days of Leland Stanford – with all due apologies to Arnol

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