The Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education has just issued a comprehensive assessment of American public education. Its conclusion? America’s schools continue to fail our children. By Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr.
Over the past 30 years public school teachers have been receiving more education—yet student achievement scores continue to languish. What has gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa.
Welfare reform has been an unqualified success. Why? Because the federal government let the individual states decide how best to deal with their welfare recipients. Now some members of Congress are calling for more federal control over state welfare programs. Hoover fellows Jeffrey Jones and Thomas MaCurdy explain why we should leave well enough alone.
The task for legal conservatism? To preserve what we have and to regain as much as possible of what we have lost—a society that attains a more wholesome balance between the freedom of the individual and the legitimate demands of community. By Hoover fellow Robert H. Bork.