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How Can We Fix Our Public Schools? By Making Them Private

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

The widening gap between the cognitive elite and unskilled workers is threatening to transform America, in effect dividing the Republic into two nations, one in the first world, the other in the third. How can we prevent such a division? Only by providing good schools for all our children—which in turn means making our public schools private. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman explains.

Failing Grades

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

How race and ethnicity still affect party allegiance. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.

How to Build a Better Teacher

by Robert Hollandvia Policy Review
Sunday, April 1, 2001

Centralized certification v. value-added assessment

The Next Chapter in American Education

by William J. Bennettvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

The politicians all say they’re in favor of education reform—but nothing much seems to happen. Former secretary of education William Bennett lays out what needs to get done.

When Progressiveness Leads to Backwardness

by Amity Shlaesvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

The staggering number of undereducated teenagers graduating from U.S. high schools every year is a national tragedy—and an object lesson in the damage that misguided educational fads can wreak. By Hoover media fellow Amity Shlaes.

Taking on the Unions

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

There is no way around it: reforming our schools means reforming the teachers’ unions. By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

The Dawn of the e-Revolution

by Newt Gingrichvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Despite the magnitude of technological change that we have experienced in the last 30 years, Hoover fellow Newt Gingrich argues, the true technological revolution has only just begun.

School Reform: The Critical Issues

School Reform: The Critical Issues

by Pamela A. Riley, Lance T. Izumi, Williamson M. Eversvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, January 1, 2001

This book explores a wide range of critical areas in education, examines the basic nature of our education problems, provides a clear understanding of underperformance, and proposes reasonable and effective strategies for success.

When More Isn’t Better

by Carol B. Lowvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

When it comes to education, politicians and school boards seem to believe that what is wrong with the system can be fixed by doing more of it. By Carol B. Low.

Progress v. Progressive Education

by Jon Jewettvia Policy Review
Sunday, October 1, 2000

Jon Jewett on Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reform by Diane Ravitch and When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale by Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd


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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