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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.

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The Market Can Transform Our Schools

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

It’s time to bring elementary and secondary education out of the nineteenth century and into the twenty-first. By Hoover fellow Milton Friedman.

Can Money Buy Better Schools?

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Is spending more money the way to improve our public schools? In a word, no. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

The Structure of School Choice

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

We need the school choice that voucher programs would introduce, but we also need to make certain such voucher programs are properly structured. How government rules can make voucher programs—or break them. By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

A Brief History of Testing and Accountability

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

How to improve our public schools? Many policymakers argue that we can start by holding students, teachers, schools, and school districts accountable for student performance. This approach may sound perfectly reasonable—but it has the education profession up in arms. By Hoover fellow Diane Ravitch.

Classroom Research and Cargo Cults

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Policy Review
Tuesday, October 1, 2002

All the trappings of scholarship, missing only real results

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

by Williamson M. Evers, Lance T. Izumivia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, September 26, 2002

In this book some of the brightest minds in education research have studies pressing questions about teacher quality and practices, reviewed thousands of education studies, examined state test scores, explored education theories, and then affirmed that we know what works.

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.


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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