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Brainwashing the Children

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Grade-schoolers used to be assigned themes such as "What I Did on My Summer Vacation." Now they get themes such as "How God Messed Up." What's happening in our public schools? Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell has a name for it: brainwashing.

When Public Schools Compete With Public Schools

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Smarter students for less money? In public schools? Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro reports the results of a new study showing that competition doesn't hurt public schools but improves them.

Black Studies Revisited

by John H. Bunzel, Anita Susan Grossmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Some goings-on perhaps best described asodd have been discovered by outside observers in some black studies courses at San Francisco State University. A report on the classroom by Hoover fellow John H. Bunzel and his coauthor Anita Susan Grossman.

Don't Read, Don't Tell

by Robert W. Sweetvia Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

Clinton's phony war on illiteracy

Home Front

by Kristine Napiervia Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

Chastity programs shatter sex-ed myths

Black Students Need to Be Taught, Not Indoctrinated

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Black students need to be given good teaching and held to high academic expectations. They don't need ebonics. By Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.

Public Schools Need a Little Peer Pressure

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Critics of voucher proposals, including President Clinton, believe that increased competition from private schools would hurt public education. Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker argues the reverse: Faced with more competition, public schools will get better, not worse.

One Page of Pure Hook

by Sidney Hookvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

A letter from the late Sidney Hook to the editor of Stanford University's Campus Report, reproduced from the Sidney Hook papers in the Hoover Institution Archives. A lovely dollop of logic.

How Teachers' Unions Let Kids Down

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Teachers' unions say that they foster student achievement. Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro says bunk.

The Intellect as a Weapon For Freedom

by John H. Bunzelvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

The philosopher and Hoover fellow Sidney Hook (1902-1989) fought a tenacious battle against the politicization of the university. An appreciation by Hoover fellow John H. Bunzel.

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