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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?

Analysis and Commentary

How to Undermine the High School Diploma

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 25, 2002

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently indicated that a high school diploma is not especially important.

TOUGH CHOICES: Vouchers and the Supreme Court

with Erwin Chemerinsky, Douglas W. Kmiecvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 22, 2002

In the summer of 2002, the Supreme Court will announce its decision on a Cleveland school voucher case that many are calling the most important case on educational opportunities since Brown v. the Board of Education in 1954. In the Cleveland vouchers program, 96 percent of the participating children use government-funded tuition vouchers to attend religious schools. Is such an arrangement constitutional, or does it violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment, which has served as the constitutional basis for the separation of church and state? Just how should the Supreme Court rule, and what effect will its ruling have on the future of vouchers in the United States?

The Next Generation

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

A transformation has taken place on America’s campuses. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

Vouchers and the Power of Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Setting aside the political arguments over school vouchers, Paul E. Peterson examines the early results of such programs—and finds much to praise.

Now Is the Time to Teach Democracy

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

How can we defend our democratic way of life if we don’t even understand it? By Hoover fellow Diane Ravitch.

Analysis and Commentary

School Reform: Stay the Course

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 28, 2002

The state bet that students could meet high expectations, and it backed up its bet with serious new funding and excellent tests.

Analysis and Commentary

Special Education Charters

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 21, 2002

Present classification systems misleadingly suggest that as many as 80 percent of all school students require special programs, which cost about 2.3 times more than regular programs.


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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