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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.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Speaks for the Teachers?

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 20, 2000

Both NEA and AFT political contributions lean heavily toward the Democratic Party

When More Isn’t Better

by Carol B. Lowvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

When it comes to education, politicians and school boards seem to believe that what is wrong with the system can be fixed by doing more of it. By Carol B. Low.

Analysis and Commentary

Teachers Versus Children

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 23, 2000

This power grab is carefully concealed under the fig leaf of “teacher professionalism.”

Analysis and Commentary

Fueling High-tech Industries

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 16, 2000

Science and technology policy in the United States has emphasized Ph.D. training for future professors and neglected other kinds of training.

Analysis and Commentary

School Vouchers Raise African American Test Scores

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 9, 2000

The African American students who switched to private schools scored, on average, 3.3 national percentile ranking points higher


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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