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Quality of Questions on Common Tests at Issue

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Most experts in the testing community have presumed that the $350 million promised by the U.S. Department of Education to support common assessments would promote those that made greater use of open-ended items capable of measuring higher-order critical-thinking skills. . . .

In the News

Barack Obama's first year in office better than some believe

with David Bradyvia Australian
Monday, January 18, 2010

BARACK Obama's transcendent ascension to the US presidency was always going to be more of a disappointment to the Left than to the Right. . . . .

Analysis and Commentary

How Media Misuse Income Data To Match Their Preconceptions

by Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Monday, January 11, 2010

This is the second in a seven-part series that excerpts the chapter on "Intellectuals and Economics" from Thomas Sowell's newest book, "Intellectuals and Society." . . .

In the News

Nuclear focus to Tokyo visit

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Australian
Monday, December 14, 2009

KEVIN Rudd visits Tokyo tomorrow to launch a major report on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation that could give him a front-row seat at next year's nuclear summits. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Should China Allow its Currency to Appreciate?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, November 23, 2009

By all accounts, President Obama's visit to China last week was pretty much a failure on all the major issues, which include China's contributions to climate change, nuclear weapons, and various aspects of the world economy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Housing Bust: Sowell Series Starts Today

by Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This is part one of a five-part series, excerpting "The Politics of the Housing Boom" chapter from Thomas Sowell's book, "The Housing Boom and Bust." . . .

In the News

Asian Stocks Fall on Growth Concerns; PetroChina, ICBC Slump

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Asian stocks fell, extending a global sell-off, as companies from PetroChina Co. to Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. posted lower-than-estimated profit and China moved to tighten lending rules...

Analysis and Commentary

Metropolitan Glory

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 24, 2009

John Julius Norwich is an earnest and somewhat stiff-backed editor...

In the News

Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament commission: key facts

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Thursday, October 22, 2009

The International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND), which is said to have hosted an unprecedented meeting of Iranian and Israeli officials last month, is a joint Australian-Japanese initiative...

Analysis and Commentary

Recipe for Failure

via Foreign Policy
Monday, October 19, 2009

Want to know what's going to happen with climate change?...

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