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Meritocracy, If You Can Keep It

by Rhoda Rabkinvia Policy Review
Thursday, June 1, 2000

Rhoda Rabkin on The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann and Standardized Minds: The High Price of America’s Testing Culture by Peter Sacks

Analysis and Commentary

It's about Time

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 22, 2000

What students in past generations learned will not be sufficient for today's students or the future of our country.

Analysis and Commentary

Gains of Black Students in Voucher Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 8, 2000

Low-income African American students scored higher in math and reading than those remaining in public schools.

How Home Schooling Will Change Public Education

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

More than 1.2 million students are now being taught at home, more students than are enrolled in the entire New York City public school system. Hoover fellow Paul T. Hill reports on the pros and cons of learning at home—and the effects home schooling will have on public schools.

Why Johnny Can’t Add

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

The U.S. Department of Education continues to endorse “fuzzy math”—proof of fuzzy thinking. By Hoover fellow Williamson M. Evers.

The Little Engine That Could

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Gregg Vanourekvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

Although few in number, charter schools represent a powerful engine for reforming our entire system of public education. By Hoover fellow Chester Finn Jr. and his coauthors Bruno Manno and Gregg Vanourek.

Analysis and Commentary

Charter Schools in Action

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 10, 2000

Almost 1,700 charter schools now operate in the United States, enrolling 300,000 youngsters. In the District of Columbia and Trenton, 10 percent of all schoolchildren attend them. In Kansas City, it's 13 percent.

Analysis and Commentary

The Truth About Teacher Salaries and Student Achievement

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 3, 2000

The teacher is the key ingredient to quality schooling.

Analysis and Commentary

What Parents Choose When Given Choices

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 20, 2000

Choice-based reforms, such as vouchers and charter schools, depend on the idea that schools will have to satisfy parents to keep their customers.

Analysis and Commentary

Federal Education Programs Cause Harm to Students

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 28, 2000

The longer American students attend school, the further they fall behind the achievement of students in other economically advanced countries.

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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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