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Analysis and Commentary

Private Performance

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Monday, July 17, 2006

Predictably, Diana Jean Schemo and the New York Times found front-page, above-the-fold space on Saturday to cover on a new National Center for Education Statistics report, drawn from 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress data, that finds private schools only slightly more effective than public when analysts control for income, race, parent education, and such…

Analysis and Commentary

Spending without achievement

by Williamson M. Evers, Paul Cloptonvia Marin Independent Journal
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Sausalito Marin City School District spends more than $22,000 per pupil and pays teachers an average of $71,000 a year…

Analysis and Commentary

Is Patriotism Obsolete?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Each year about this time, some parents write in to ask for suggestions of things for their children to read during the summer to counteract the steady diet of liberal-left indoctrination they have been getting in schools and colleges…

Analysis and Commentary

Explosive facts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Each year about this time, some parents write in to ask for suggestions of things for their children to read during the summer to counteract the steady diet of liberal-left indoctrination they have been getting in schools and colleges…

Analysis and Commentary

The Narrowing of the American Curriculum

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

History, science, and the arts are being de-emphasized by most schools in order to make room for teaching basic reading and math skills, according to a recent study …

Analysis and Commentary

Universities lack faith in academic freedom

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, June 22, 2006

In the grand scheme of things, the resignation earlier this year of Harvard's president, Lawrence Summers, is a small episode…

Analysis and Commentary

World Standards

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Tuesday, June 13, 2006

For young Americans in 2006, world history must no longer be seen as an elective subject…

Analysis and Commentary

Preschool plan's a tax ripoff

by Michael J. Boskinvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, May 28, 2006

Proposition 82, which would tax "the rich" to finance universal preschool for 4-year-olds, is deceptively appealing…

In the News

Bridging Differences

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, May 24, 2006

In the course of the last 30 years, the two of us have been at odds on any number of issues—on our judgments about progressive education, on the relative importance of curriculum content (what students are taught) vs. habits of mind (how students come to know what they are taught), and most recently in our views of the risks involved in nationalizing aspects of education policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Bridging Differences

by Diane Ravitch, Deborah Meiervia Education Week
Wednesday, May 24, 2006

In the course of the last 30 years, the two of us have been at odds on any number of issues—on our judgments about progressive education, on the relative importance of curriculum content (what students are taught) vs. habits of mind (how students come to know what they are taught), and most recently in our views of the risks involved in nationalizing aspects of education policy…

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