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Analysis and Commentary

No Child Left Behind: No Unfunded Mandate

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 19, 2004

Roughly 20 percent of students in big cities currently attend "failing" schools.

Teacher Quality, Teacher Pay

by Frederick M. Hessvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 2004

To improve schools, reward excellence

Analysis and Commentary

Why Must College Be So Costly?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 8, 2004

We are headed toward the quarter-million-dollar B.A.

Analysis and Commentary

Attracting the Best Teachers

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 1, 2004

Longtime teachers are paid well regardless of how much their skills are needed or how hard or effectively they work.

Analysis and Commentary

Education in Urban America

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 2, 2004

Washington's ambitious goal of getting every young American to the "proficient" level is akin to crossing the Grand Canyon

Analysis and Commentary

The Scientific Basis of Teaching Reading

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 26, 2004

Children who fall substantially behind in reading in the early grades are unlikely to catch up.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Could Be against "Adequate" School Funding?

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 19, 2004

A massive amount of evidence indicates that spending on schools is not closely related to school quality or student learning.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Schools, Still at Risk

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 12, 2004

Even after two decades of efforts to raise academic standards, provide more resources, reduce class size, and hold schools accountable for improving student achievement, our schools continue to fail many children.

Analysis and Commentary

Smaller Target, Better Job

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 22, 2003

Superintendents are not all equally well prepared or skillful, but the problem is more with the job than with the people.

The Future of School Choice

The Future of School Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, December 15, 2003

In the most anticipated decision of its 2002 term, the Supreme Court ruled that the school voucher program in Cleveland, Ohio, did not violate the Constitution's ban on the "establishment" of religion. In this book, the authors examine the meaning of the Supreme Court decision and consider the new political and policy context it has created.


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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