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Analysis and Commentary

Time to Reform Head Start

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 20, 2003

After nearly forty years and many billions of dollars, Head Start children still begin kindergarten far behind children from middle-class homes on measures of school readiness.

Analysis and Commentary

The Cost of a Proficient Student

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 23, 2002

U.S. taxpayers spent an average of $107,000 to produce a proficient fourth-grade reader.

Analysis and Commentary

Leaving Many Children Behind

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 9, 2002

This halfhearted choice provision was supposed to take immediate effect for pupils in more than 8,000 schools that have already lingered for two years or more on their states' lists of education failures.

Analysis and Commentary

Every Public School a Charter School?

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 25, 2002

Labor unions might like universal charters because existing schools, where unions are already established, could be turned into charter schools.

Analysis and Commentary

The American Literacy Tragedy

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 11, 2002

Americans barely reach the international literacy average set by advanced democracies.

Analysis and Commentary

The Tests We Need

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 23, 2002

Despite many reforms and substantially increased spending, our schools are doing no better than they were in 1983.

Analysis and Commentary

The Crisis Role of the University

by John H. Bunzelvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 16, 2002

Condemning what it called a "blame America first" reaction on college campuses, the list singled out certain professors as the "weak link" in America's response to the attacks of September 11.

Analysis and Commentary

Teacher Union Power Is Awesomely Arrogant

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 9, 2002

As private sector unionism has waned, the NEA and AFT have become the most powerful labor combination in America.

Analysis and Commentary

A Visit To a Core Knowledge School

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, August 12, 2002

The Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch of the University of Virginia, works on the simple principle that knowledge is powerful.

Analysis and Commentary

Where's Our Sense of Urgency?

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 22, 2002

Twenty-five to fifty years waiting for no child to be left behind means several lost generations.


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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