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Progress v. Progressive Education

by Jon Jewettvia Policy Review
Sunday, October 1, 2000

Jon Jewett on Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reform by Diane Ravitch and When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale by Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd

Analysis and Commentary

The Knowledge Deficit

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 25, 2000

The early results suggest that the Regents' tests have become easier.

Analysis and Commentary

The Remarkable Prosperity of College Graduates

by Robert E. Hallvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 18, 2000

There is a striking relationship between college intensity and stock market return in the 1990s.

Analysis and Commentary

Teachers Unions and the Prospects for Better Schools

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 11, 2000

Teachers unions have more influence on the public schools than any other groups in American society.

Why the Federal Government Should Be Sent Out of the Classroom

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

What is the best thing the federal government could do for America’s schoolchildren? Get out of the classroom altogether. By Hoover fellow Herbert J. Walberg.

New Hope for Public Schools

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

For years, our public schools were all but the exclusive domain of government bureaucrats and self-interested teachers’ unions. But now education initiatives—undertaken by private corporations and individuals, not the government or the unions—are springing up across the country. Hoover fellow Paul Hill on the hopeful new trends.

When Fairness Is Unjust

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

In an attempt to "level the playing field," education bureaucrats are lowering standards for minority students. The result? The bureaucrats are dooming minority students to lives of missed opportunities. By Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell.

Analysis and Commentary

Counterrevolution in The Classroom

by William Damonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 19, 2000

The rage among trendsetters is "cosmopolitan education," a notion that sets itself in opposition to traditional values such as patriotism.

Meritocracy, If You Can Keep It

by Rhoda Rabkinvia Policy Review
Thursday, June 1, 2000

Rhoda Rabkin on The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann and Standardized Minds: The High Price of America’s Testing Culture by Peter Sacks

Analysis and Commentary

It's about Time

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 22, 2000

What students in past generations learned will not be sufficient for today's students or the future of our country.


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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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