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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.

Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic

Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, October 27, 2003

The contributors reveal how public policy in the United States has weakened the institutions of civil society that play a critical role in forming and sustaining the qualities of mind and character crucial to democratic self-government. The authors show what can be done, consistent with the principles of a free society, to establish a healthier relationship between public policy and character.

Education and Capitalism

Education and Capitalism: How Overcoming Our Fear of Markets and Economics Can Improve America's Schools

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, October 23, 2003

The authors call on the need to combine education with capitalism.

The Economics of Forced Labor: The Soviet Gulag

The Economics of Forced Labor: The Soviet Gulag

by Paul R. Gregory, Valery Lazarevvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, October 22, 2003

"This is a collection of studies that elucidate the internal mechanisms of the Gulag-system, making use of Soviet archival materials. Books like this one make important contributions to the great agenda of explaining Stalinism in practice." —Klaus Segbers, professor for political science, Institute for East European Studies, Department of Political Science, Free University of Berlin

Nothing is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium

Nothing is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium

by Robert J. Barrovia The MIT Press
Monday, August 11, 2003

Since the 1970s, Robert Barro's academic research has significantly influenced macroeconomic theory.

Recollections of a Romanian Diplomat, 1918-1969: Diaries and Memoirs of Raoul V. Bossy

via Hoover Institution Press
Monday, June 30, 2003

The half century covered by Raoul Bossy's diaries and memoirs was one of major upheaval in the world, particularly in Eastern Europe. A keen and witty observer, Bossy faithfully recorded the reactions of informed people to the then unfolding international events. His recollections begin in 1918, when Bossy entered the Romanian diplomatic service as a lowly attaché and began his climb through the ranks: cabinet chief of the minister of foreign affairs to political director of the prime minister's office to secretary-general of the Romanian regency. By the early 1940s he achieved what was at that time the most important posting for a Romanian diplomat—envoy to Berlin.

Politicizing Science: The Alchemy of Policymaking

Politicizing Science: The Alchemy of Policymaking

by Michael Goughvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, June 30, 2003

In this book leading scientists share their experiences and observations of developing and testing hypotheses, offering insights on the dangers of manipulating science for political gain. It describes how politicization--whether by misapplication, overextension, or outright manipulation of the scientific record to advance particular policy agendas--imposes expenditures of money, missed opportunities, and burdens on the economy.

Our Schools and Our Future...Are We Still at Risk?

Our Schools and Our Future...Are We Still at Risk?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, February 26, 2003

This book assesses the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since A Nation at Risk, which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the National education Commission. It offers recommendations based on three core principles—accountability, choice, and transparency—that can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence in public education.

Liberty and Democracy

Liberty and Democracy

by Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, October 28, 2002

In Liberty and Democracy, contributors grapple with the issue of the proper role of democracy in a society that is committed to respecting protecting the individual rights of all. They challenge conventional thinking, offering provocative ideas on democracy and individual freedom.

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

by Williamson M. Evers, Lance T. Izumivia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, September 26, 2002

In this book some of the brightest minds in education research have studies pressing questions about teacher quality and practices, reviewed thousands of education studies, examined state test scores, explored education theories, and then affirmed that we know what works.

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