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How Educators Hide the Sorry Truth

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 30, 2006

Minority dropout rates are scandalous—and a well-kept secret. Paul E. Peterson on the smoke and mirrors used by the public education cartel to conceal this sad fact.

Reforming Education in Arkansas

Reforming Education in Arkansas

by Koret Task Forcevia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Working from its three precepts for a high-performance public education system that honors the values of American democracy—accountability, choice, and transparency—the Koret Task Force presents Arkansas with a blueprint for reform in four vital areas: standards and curriculum

Analysis and Commentary

Textbooks in the Middle East

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, October 5, 2005

When governments take responsibility for publishing school textbooks, such books invariably reflect what the leaders of that society want children to believe. Nowhere is this issue more crucial than in the Middle East, where national and religious passions are a constant threat to world peace.

Analysis and Commentary

Failing High Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Among the "talented tenth," those in the top 10 percent of test takers, reading scores have dropped four points since 1971 and math scores have not budged since first measured in 1978.

Analysis and Commentary

Good News in U.S. Education

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

In a test given regularly by this federal agency since the early 1970s, nine-year-old students earned the highest scores ever in both reading and mathematics.


by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Political correctness hits the math classroom. By Diane Ravitch.

Diversity: The Impossible Dream?

by John H. Bunzelvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Creating diversity on America’s college campuses is a noble goal. Achieving diversity is another matter. By John H. Bunzel.

All Deliberate Speed?

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954 was supposed to have improved educational opportunities for minorities. Yet in many ways the educational chasm between minority and non-minority schoolchildren is as great now as it was then. By Clint Bolick.

Flexibility Is Not What Is Needed

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Three years after the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Bush administration is being pressed by school administrators, teachers unions, and politicians to ease up on enforcement. With this many critics, NCLB must be doing something right. By John E. Chubb.

Free to Choose

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Half a century after he first proposed school vouchers, Milton Friedman, the “Father of School Choice,” is still on the case.


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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