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Analysis and Commentary

Charter Schools in Action

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 10, 2000

Almost 1,700 charter schools now operate in the United States, enrolling 300,000 youngsters. In the District of Columbia and Trenton, 10 percent of all schoolchildren attend them. In Kansas City, it's 13 percent.

Analysis and Commentary

The Truth About Teacher Salaries and Student Achievement

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 3, 2000

The teacher is the key ingredient to quality schooling.

Analysis and Commentary

What Parents Choose When Given Choices

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 20, 2000

Choice-based reforms, such as vouchers and charter schools, depend on the idea that schools will have to satisfy parents to keep their customers.

Analysis and Commentary

Federal Education Programs Cause Harm to Students

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 28, 2000

The longer American students attend school, the further they fall behind the achievement of students in other economically advanced countries.

Fraternities on the Rocks

by Maureen Sirhalvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2000

College administrators' political siege on the Greeks

Visions of American Education

via Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Howard Gardner v. Mary Eberstadt

Smaller Class Size No Magic Bullet

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Smaller classes may be touted as the best way to improve our public schools, but what our schools really need is better teachers. By Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear.

The Public Revolution Private Money Could Cause

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

School vouchers offer an unprecedented opportunity to improve educational opportunities for children in our inner cities. So why does the left oppose them? By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

The Case for Vouchers

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Critics argue vouchers would make the income and racial disparities in our schools even worse. Paul E. Peterson reports on a pilot program in San Antonio, Texas, that proves them wrong.

Cheating America’s Schoolchildren

by Pete Wilsonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Everyone agrees on the need to reform our public schools—everyone, that is, except the teachers’ unions. Hoover fellow and former governor of California Pete Wilson argues that the teachers’ unions are putting their own interests above the interests of our children.

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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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