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Analysis and Commentary

Beaucracy and School Leadership

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Saturday, May 4, 2002

There are not nearly enough qualified people to lead some 91,000 public schools and nearly 15,000 school systems.

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On School Reform, Let’s Stay the Course

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Recent reforms in Massachusetts show how we can improve our public schools by demanding excellence–from students and teachers alike. By Hoover fellow Diane Ravitch.

White Guilt = Black Power

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

What the controversy over the Afro-American Studies Department at Harvard says about the state of race relations in America. By Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.

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The Ph.D. Gap

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The United States continues to offer the best graduate school education in the world. Unfortunately, the percentage of American students enrolled in these programs has shrunk. By Hoover public affairs fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

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High Schools and Low Results

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

If you assumed that nearly every student gets at least a high school diploma these days, prepare yourself for a shock. Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr. on American education’s dirty secret.

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Getting Standards Right

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Why state education standards are too often ineffective. By Hoover fellow Paul T. Hill.

School Accountability: An Assessment by the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education

School Accountability: An Assessment by the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education

by Herbert J. Walberg, Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, April 25, 2002

A group of expert authors from a wide range of perspectives reveal what is known about accountability, what still needs to be learned, what should be done right now, and what should be avoided in devising accountability systems.

Choice with Equity

Choice with Equity

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, April 24, 2002

This review of the furious national debate over school choice examines the benefits of choice for children, families, and schools—and shows how properly designed choice programs can prevent the harmful outcomes opponents fear.

More Choices for Disabled Kids

by Lewis M. Andrewsvia Policy Review
Monday, April 1, 2002

Lessons from abroad

Analysis and Commentary

Have New York City Children Been Saved?

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 25, 2002

If the schools are not currently up to standards, how can the courts or legislatures remedy the situation?


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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