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Analysis and Commentary

Who Won the Cold War?

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 2, 2001

Liberal academic opinion has created the fiction that nobody won the cold war.

Analysis and Commentary

How Bad Is the Education Bill?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 25, 2001

There will, in fact, be no fundamental overhaul of this LBJ-era legislation, despite decades of evidence of its failure. But there will definitely be a whopping price tag.

Analysis and Commentary

Do American Students Study Enough?

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Saturday, June 23, 2001

How can the most productive country on the planet have the least productive schools?

Analysis and Commentary

Conversion of a Standardized Test Skeptic

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 18, 2001

Testing is undoubtedly the school reform with the highest ratio of benefits to costs.

Analysis and Commentary

The SAT: Blaming the Messenger

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 28, 2001

No test of "alternative" skills has proved to be fair and valid.

Analysis and Commentary

The Nation’s Report Card in Peril

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 14, 2001

Unfortunately, Congress is about to act on legislation that could jeopardize the entire NAEP program.

Analysis and Commentary

Handicapped American Schools

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 7, 2001

Students who move from one school to another often lack the knowledge necessary for success in their new schools.

Failing Grades

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

How race and ethnicity still affect party allegiance. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.

Fueling High-Tech Industries

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Hoover fellow Paul M. Romer argues that our universities place far too much emphasis on preparing students for careers in academia and far too little on preparing them for careers in the private sector. He proposes a remedy.

School Choice: The Evidence Comes In

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Critics of school choice have long asserted that it would lead the best and brightest students to desert public schools, confronting such schools with an even worse crisis than the one they already face. Milwaukee has had a voucher program for 10 years. The result? Milwaukee’s test scores are up—way up. By Hoover public affairs fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director 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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