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Analysis and Commentary

The Backlash against the Backlash

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 26, 2001

The major media warned of a movement growing among parents and educators to curtail testing for promotion or graduation.

Analysis and Commentary

A Conspiracy of Silence

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 12, 2001

The key to reversing the inequitable distribution of teachers in big cities is to give real-dollar budgets to all schools and charge schools the real cost of the teachers they employ.

Analysis and Commentary

Character Education the Right Way

by William Damonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 5, 2001

Many areas of education today have been debased by fuzzy thinking, low standards, and a feel-good, anything-goes mentality.

Taking on the Unions

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

There is no way around it: reforming our schools means reforming the teachers’ unions. By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

The Dawn of the e-Revolution

by Newt Gingrichvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Despite the magnitude of technological change that we have experienced in the last 30 years, Hoover fellow Newt Gingrich argues, the true technological revolution has only just begun.

The Next Chapter in American Education

by William J. Bennettvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

The politicians all say they’re in favor of education reform—but nothing much seems to happen. Former secretary of education William Bennett lays out what needs to get done.

When Progressiveness Leads to Backwardness

by Amity Shlaesvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

The staggering number of undereducated teenagers graduating from U.S. high schools every year is a national tragedy—and an object lesson in the damage that misguided educational fads can wreak. By Hoover media fellow Amity Shlaes.

Analysis and Commentary

Dumbing Down the Public: Why It Matters

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 15, 2001

Is it the candidates who have dumbed down their appeals or are they simply acknowledging that the public has a limited vocabulary?

School Reform: The Critical Issues

School Reform: The Critical Issues

by Pamela A. Riley, Lance T. Izumi, Williamson M. Eversvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, January 1, 2001

This book explores a wide range of critical areas in education, examines the basic nature of our education problems, provides a clear understanding of underperformance, and proposes reasonable and effective strategies for success.

Analysis and Commentary

Education Reform: Phase II

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 4, 2000

Despite the confusion of battle there is universal agreement on the importance of teaching all children to read.


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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