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Analysis and Commentary

Bad Law, Less-Bad Results

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 28, 2003

Through referendum, judicial decree, or executive order, each of these jurisdictions was compelled to abandon race-conscious university admissions.

Analysis and Commentary

Lost Opportunities

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 21, 2003

Although the resources we are providing to schools are increasing, the quality of the education those schools are providing is not.

Analysis and Commentary

Will the Education Gap Ever Close?

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 30, 2003

Two decades after the report's bleak assessment, we have seen little improvement—a lack that is especially glaring in the minority and underserved schools in big cities.

Analysis and Commentary

Special Education Insurance for Schools of Choice

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 19, 2003

To avoid the financial ruin that could result if a seriously handicapped child were to enroll, many charters stay close to the very districts whose control they hoped to escape.

Analysis and Commentary

The Social Studies Wars

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 12, 2003

One found little in the curricular suggestions about who attacked us and why.

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Giving Our Schools a Failing Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education has just issued a comprehensive assessment of American public education. Its conclusion? America’s schools continue to fail our children. By Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr.

Public School Teacher Educational Attainment, 1961-1996

What Makes a Good Teacher?

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Over the past 30 years public school teachers have been receiving more education—yet student achievement scores continue to languish. What has gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa.

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Real Choice

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Why should we support school choice programs? Because they work. By Hoover fellow John E. Chubb.

The Promise of Choice

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Clint Bolick on the fight to transform America’s schools.

Analysis and Commentary

A Nation at Risk: Twenty Years Later

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 28, 2003

A Nation at Risk proved to be an antidote to many of the pedagogical fads of the 1960s such as classrooms without walls, fluffy electives, and watered-down curricula


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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