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The Decline and Fall of American Education

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

American education is in serious trouble. Why aren’t we more concerned? By Paul E. Peterson.

Analysis and Commentary

Time to Reform Head Start

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 20, 2003

After nearly forty years and many billions of dollars, Head Start children still begin kindergarten far behind children from middle-class homes on measures of school readiness.

Analysis and Commentary

The Cost of a Proficient Student

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 23, 2002

U.S. taxpayers spent an average of $107,000 to produce a proficient fourth-grade reader.

Analysis and Commentary

Leaving Many Children Behind

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 9, 2002

This halfhearted choice provision was supposed to take immediate effect for pupils in more than 8,000 schools that have already lingered for two years or more on their states' lists of education failures.

Analysis and Commentary

Every Public School a Charter School?

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 25, 2002

Labor unions might like universal charters because existing schools, where unions are already established, could be turned into charter schools.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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