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How New Arabic School Aroused Old Rivalries

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

When aides to Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein were presented last fall with a proposal for an Arabic language and culture school, they thought the idea could be controversial....

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Neighborhoods' Effect On Grades Challenged

with Education Nextvia Washington Post
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Many social reformers have long said that low academic achievement among inner-city children cannot be improved significantly without moving their families to better neighborhoods, but new reports released today that draw on a unique set of data throw cold water on that theory...

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School Districts Find Loopholes in No Child Left Behind Law

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via PBS
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

School districts are getting around certain requirements of the No Child Left Behind law by setting the bar measuring student progress low in the beginning....

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Education Next: Relocating Poor Families to More Affluent Neighborhoods Doesn’t Necessarily Lead to Improved Student Achievement

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New research published in the fall issue of the Hoover Institution’s journal Education Next shows that relocating poor families to less poor neighborhoods may not be enough to lead to improved academic achievement for those families’ children...

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Carter Country

with Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

During the summer of 1976, Stephen Carter worked as an intern at what was then the Atlanta Journal...

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Liberal Profs Give More to Politics than Exxon

with Milton Friedmanvia American Thinker
Monday, August 13, 2007

Ed Lasky gives us a shocker to help wake us up this morning...

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Economic literacy could still be improved

with Milton Friedmanvia Colorado Springs Gazette
Monday, August 13, 2007

In the United States, which of the following forms of taxation currently represents the largest source of tax revenue for the federal government?

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Some Week Evidence on Successful Schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Andew Leigh
Friday, August 10, 2007

My former thesis adviser Caroline Hoxby has a paper out on the effect of New York’s charter schools on student achievement (with Sonali Murarka)...

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Meet The Parents

with Edward Paul Lazear, Thomas Sowell, Diane Ravitchvia Pajamas Media
Thursday, August 9, 2007

How much responsibility do parents have for their children’s achievement in school?

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Quality of Education

by Russ Roberts with Eric Hanushek, George P. Shultz, Paul M. Romervia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, August 9, 2007

This week's EconTalk podcast is with Rick Hanushek...

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