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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

All Aboard The Charters?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review
Monday, October 9, 2006

Charter schools have taught us much...

Analysis and Commentary

Beyond Red and Blue

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Stanford Magazine
Friday, September 1, 2006

During the long decade between pundit Pat Buchanan’s declaration of war and novelist Jane Smiley’s cry of anguish, the notion that America had split into two bitterly opposed political camps became as commonplace as apple pie...

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The Choice: A Longer Life or More Stuff

via New York Times
Thursday, September 28, 2006

The most authoritative report on the cost of health insurance came out yesterday, and it’s sure to cause some new outrage...

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Top-flight colleges fail civics, study says

with Koret Task Forcevia Education Week
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Seniors at UC Berkeley, the nation's premier public university, got an F in their basic knowledge of American history, government and politics in a new national survey, and students at Stanford University didn't do much better, getting a D...

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‘One Stop’ Research Shop Seen as Slow to Yield Views That Educators Can Use

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Optimism was running high in September 2002 when the U.S. Department of Education unveiled its plans for a clearinghouse to vet effectiveness studies on educational programs and practices...

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Washington College of Law Hosts International Law, Human Rights Experts

with Hoover Institutionvia Webwire
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

One week after American University’s Board of Trustees resolved to divest from Sudan as a result of egregious and ongoing human rights violations there, American University’s Washington College of Law will host a prestigious group of international and human rights experts to discuss the ongoing genocide in Sudan and the UN’s year-old resolution that the international community must step in when governments refuse to protect their vulnerable populations...

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Taxpayer Advocates Call for 'Immediate Reform' of Tort System

with Bill Whalenvia PR Newswire
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Citing an alarming rise in the instances of "those who abuse our legal system," the California Taxpayer Protection Committee called on the Governor, state legislators and public policy leaders to join together and enact "widespread, meaningful reform...

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NCLB Waivers Urged as Spur for Research

with Eric Hanushek, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A national advisory board signed off last week on a flurry of far-reaching recommendations—some of which may prove controversial—for strengthening research on education...

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Report Suggests Tweaks to Florida School Policy

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A group of education scholars has praised Florida’s education policies under outgoing Gov. Jeb Bush, but urged that more work be done to bolster student performance...

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Letters to the Editor

with Terry M. Moevia Stanford Magazine
Friday, September 1, 2006

The article “Put to the Test” (July/August) presented two divergent ways to look at public school reform and the No Child Left Behind Act. All of us who care about kids—parents, educators, board and community members—have embraced the goal of NCLB: to close the gaps in student achievement among different racial and socioeconomic groups of students...