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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Innovators Can, and Cannot, Do

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, March 6, 2007

K-12 education should abound with opportunities for entrepreneurial activity...

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In the News

Which Status Quo Should We Change?

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, March 7, 2007

In their Feb. 21, 2007, letter to the editor rebutting Diane Ravitch’s Commentary on the report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce ("‘Tough Choices’: Radical Ideas, Misguided Assumptions," Jan. 17, 2007), Thomas W. Payzant and Charles B. Reed build their case on the claim that the United States has the second-most-expensive system of education in the developed world, but only mediocre results...

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Hispanic institute founder dies

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Ronald Hilton, professor emeritus of Romantic languages, died at his on-campus home on Feb. 20 at the age of 95...

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AACTE Warned of Efforts to Harm Public Education

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Diane Ravitch, no friend of the current state of teacher education, got a standing ovation from an unlikely crowd last week: a roomful of deans and directors gathered here for the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education...

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Education Next: Flawed Research by Educational Software Companies Comes at High Cost to Schools

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Wednesday, March 7, 2007

In a rush to meet requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act that instructional materials purchased with federal aid be scientifically proven effective, educational software companies are promoting research that is substandard and often misleading, according to a new report in the spring 2007 issue of Education Next...

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At Economic Summit, mood is upbeat on globalization, troubled on healthcare

with Edward Paul Lazear, Michael J. Boskinvia Stanford News
Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and other leading experts presented a generally positive overview of globalization and the U.S. economy March 2, although they warned that the cost of healthcare presents a crisis that must be addressed before it spirals out of control...

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Some Economics of Rankings-BECKER

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 4, 2007

Rankings of educational programs, hospitals, physicians, cars, and other goods and services have become increasingly popular during the past 20 years...

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The Greeks, The War, and Everything Else

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, March 2, 2007

My daughter and son and I are going to the premier of the 300 this Monday in Hollywood...