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Report: U.S. Educators Lean Right

with Education Nextvia New York Sun
Monday, October 29, 2007

Breaking from a chorus of concerns that American educators politically swing far to the left, a new report is arguing that they are quite conservative...

Analysis and Commentary

Bar set so low, it hurts kids

by Liam Julianvia Houston Chronicle
Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Texas Education Agency has missed a good opportunity to come clean to parents, to communicate the good educational work it is doing, and to outline how it plans to improve on the less-glossy parts of its record...

In the News

Report: School dropouts cost N.C. millions in taxes

with Milton Friedmanvia Associated Press
Thursday, October 25, 2007

North Carolina is losing at least $169 million a year in taxes and public spending on the tens of thousands of students who quit high school annually, according to a study released yesterday by two school-choice groups...

In the News

Evers Wins Senate Confirmation for Education Department Post

with Williamson M. Eversvia Education Week
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The U.S. Senate last week confirmed by voice vote Williamson M. Evers to serve as assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development in the U.S. Department of Education, a position vacant since Thomas W. Luce III resigned last year...

Analysis and Commentary

Teachers give Bloomberg & Co. a meritorious education

by Diane Ravitchvia Daily News
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The teachers union just outsmarted the Smartest Guys in Education...

Analysis and Commentary

Choose Wisely

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

High-school seniors who want to go to a selective college in the fall of 2008 should already be making arrangements to take the tests they will need before they apply ahead of the deadlines for such schools, which are usually in January or February...

In the News

What Did the NAEP Scores Mean?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Welcome home from Russia!

In the News

Young America's Foundation - Great Books to Read in College

with Wynton Hallvia C-Span2 Book TV
Monday, October 22, 2007

Panelists recommend books for college students to read...

Analysis and Commentary

National testing: It's time

by Michael J. Petrilli with Education Next, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Times
Saturday, October 20, 2007

A decade ago, when President Bill Clinton's "voluntary national test" proposal was crashing on the rocky shores of a Republican-controlled Congress, scholar Chester E. Finn, Jr. quipped that national testing was doomed because conservatives hate "national" and liberals hate "testing..."

All in the Family

by Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 19, 2007

Why does homeschooling work? In a word, family support. By Richard Sousa.

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