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Analysis and Commentary

Failing High Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Among the "talented tenth," those in the top 10 percent of test takers, reading scores have dropped four points since 1971 and math scores have not budged since first measured in 1978.

Analysis and Commentary

Good News in U.S. Education

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

In a test given regularly by this federal agency since the early 1970s, nine-year-old students earned the highest scores ever in both reading and mathematics.

Flexibility Is Not What Is Needed

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Three years after the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Bush administration is being pressed by school administrators, teachers unions, and politicians to ease up on enforcement. With this many critics, NCLB must be doing something right. By John E. Chubb.

Free to Choose

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Half a century after he first proposed school vouchers, Milton Friedman, the “Father of School Choice,” is still on the case.


by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Political correctness hits the math classroom. By Diane Ravitch.

Diversity: The Impossible Dream?

by John H. Bunzelvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Creating diversity on America’s college campuses is a noble goal. Achieving diversity is another matter. By John H. Bunzel.

All Deliberate Speed?

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954 was supposed to have improved educational opportunities for minorities. Yet in many ways the educational chasm between minority and non-minority schoolchildren is as great now as it was then. By Clint Bolick.

Educating the University

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Peter Berkowitz on Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus by Donald Alexander Downs

Lessons from Blair’s School Reforms

by Paul T. Hillvia Policy Review
Wednesday, June 1, 2005

The “specialist school” formula pays off

Within Our Reach: How America Can Educate Every Child

Within Our Reach: How America Can Educate Every Child

by John E. Chubbvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, May 21, 2005

The contents of this small booklet are drawn from the book Within Our Reach: How America Can Educate Every Child, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., in association with the Hoover Institution.


K-12 Education Task Force

The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.

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