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Analysis and Commentary

Five Forgotten Schools

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 27, 2003

The story of five forgotten schools serves as one example of the hypocrisy of some school reform.

Analysis and Commentary

California's Algebra Crisis

by Williamson M. Evers, Paul Cloptonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 6, 2003

Algebra placement rates ought to depend on student readiness.

Analysis and Commentary

Competition among Schools Benefits All Students

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 29, 2003

Recent reports show that parents get more involved with their schools if they have information readily available on school performance.

Analysis and Commentary

Professionalizing Teachers versus Improving the Profession

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 15, 2003

What started as an effort to improve the teaching profession has turned instead into professionalizing teacher improvement.

Analysis and Commentary

What Harry Potter Can Teach the Textbook Industry

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, August 18, 2003

What does Harry Potter have that the textbooks don't?

Analysis and Commentary

The Crash of Top-Down Reform?

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, August 4, 2003

Public education is finding ways to comply with accountability standards without really improving.

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Beware the Language Police!

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

How the language police have gained control of our students’ textbooks. By Diane Ravitch.

Lessons Learned in the Sunshine State

by Jeb Bushvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Schools in the Sunshine State are getting better. Why? Because the state has begun holding them accountable. Jeb Bush, the governor of Florida, explains.

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Our Schools Are Still at Risk

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

The nation’s leading proponents of education reform met recently at a Hoover Institution conference in Washington to address two critical questions: How bad are our schools—and how can we fix them? A report by Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell.

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Learning at Home

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Home education is the fastest growing alternative to public schooling—and a good one at that. By Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa.


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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