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IS HOMER DEAD? Teaching the Classics

with Page duBois, Bruce Thorntonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, September 28, 2001

Does Homer still matter? For more than 2000 years, the ancient Greeks and Romans have had a special place in the canon of western civilization and their writings have been studied by generation after generation of scholars and students. But are the classics still relevant in twenty-first century, multi-cultural America? Or are the ancient Greeks of no more importance to us than other ancient cultures such as the Aztecs, Egyptians, or Chinese?

Analysis and Commentary

Does Good Business Equal Good Schools?

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 24, 2001

Great schools have every element of an effective organization in place, from training to assessment to supervision.

Analysis and Commentary

Solving Shortages through Teacher Cooperatives

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 17, 2001

Individual teachers' pay and benefits, including contributions to vested retirement accounts, could be based on scarcity of skills and individual performance.

Analysis and Commentary

What Do Tests Tell Us?

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, August 20, 2001

Grading scales may have drifted in the school so that most grades are As and Bs, without improvements in achievement.

Analysis and Commentary

Privatization: A Solution for School Inequities?

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, August 6, 2001

The least experienced teachers tend to teach in the schools with the highest concentrations of disadvantaged students.

Pizza Hut, Domino's, and the Public Schools

by Andrew Starkvia Policy Review
Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Making sense of commercialization

Analysis and Commentary

Testing Is about Openness and Openness Works

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 30, 2001

How much can one expect from a policy that just informs, with few stakes?

How to Get Better Teachers—and Treat Them Right

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

Want better students? Find better teachers. Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr. explains how we can lure America’s best and brightest back into the classroom.

How Choice Will Prevail

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

The battle for school choice may last decades, but the advocates of choice will ultimately prevail. Here’s why. By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

Why Bigger Isn’t Better

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

As our schools and school districts become ever larger, parents, teachers, and students are finding themselves increasingly removed from educational decision making. Hoover public affairs fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa on a disturbing trend.

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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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