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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Empire Falls

by Niall Fergusonvia Vanity Fair
Sunday, October 1, 2006

It was 230 years ago that Edward Gibbon published the first volume of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a work conceived, as he put it, "amidst the ruins of the Capitol" in Rome...

Analysis and Commentary

What Are the 'Dynamics of Economic Well-Being'?

by David R. Hendersonvia TCS Daily
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Recently, the Census Bureau reported its findings on 2005 household income for the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

The Orange Grove: The criminal mindset of government

by Tibor R. Machanvia Orange County Register
Monday, September 11, 2006

Violent crime is said to be on the rise again...

In the News
In the News

Student Pressure Subject of Debate

with Herbert J. Walbergvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

As another school year begins, a new crop of highly publicized books depicts American students as overburdened with academic demands, many of questionable value...

In the News

With No Ideas, The GOP Seeks to Scare

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Post
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wasn't it just a couple of years ago that Republicans were boasting that they were the party of ideas...

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Think tank urges school reforms, no class-size limits

with Koret Task Force, Paul E. Petersonvia Orlando Sentinel
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

New educational reforms could be ahead for Florida schools now that a conservative think tank has called for better-qualified teachers, tougher reading and math standards and an end to the state's constitutional directive to reduce class sizes...

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Advocacy Group Says Florida Schools Rebounding

with Koret Task Force, Paul E. Petersonvia WUSF 89.7 News (FL)
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In January, Gov. Jeb Bush asked the Hoover Institute's education experts - known as the Koret Task Force - to assess Florida's school reforms...

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Wages finally poised to rise, Bush economic adviser says

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The US job market remains strong, and that should translate into bigger pay raises for workers, whose wages have risen sluggishly during the current expansion, said a top economic adviser to President Bush...

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New Report Urges

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The nation's math teachers, on the front lines of a 17-year curriculum war, are getting some new marching orders: Make sure students learn the basics...

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Second Annual Jerome A. Chazen Lecture: 'Global Financial Warriors'

with John B. Taylorvia Ascribe
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Columbia Business School today released the following advisory...

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Koret panel gives Florida's K-12 schools mixed review

with Koret Task Force, Paul E. Petersonvia Orlando Business Journal
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The 11-member task force presented its assessment and recommendations to Gov. Jeb Bush in Orlando...

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Report praises Bush's education plan

with Koret Task Forcevia Florida Today
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A conservative think-tank today released a report that widely endorsed Gov. Jeb Bush's A+ plan for public education...

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Conservative think-tank commends Bush education reforms

with Koret Task Force, Paul E. Petersonvia Associated Press
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A conservative think-tank commended Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday for his efforts to reform education in Florida, presenting the findings of a nine-month review that supported the use of voucher programs and standardized testing to grade school performance...

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Task force: State schools better but tougher standards needed

with Koret Task Force, Paul E. Petersonvia Orlando Sentinel
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

conservative California think tank gave high marks today to recent improvements in Florida's education system but sharply criticized the effort to reduce class sizes...

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The Story Behind the Stories

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Twenty-five years ago this week, a newspaper nobody had ever seen before broke a national story on education policy...

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Fordham Pushes National Standards

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, September 6, 2006

A decade after attempts to establish national standards in core subject areas set off a firestorm, the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation has joined a growing chorus of scholars and pundits who say the approach to school improvement again deserves serious consideration...