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Analysis and Commentary

The High School Diploma Drought

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 24, 2001

If just three-quarters of young Americans—and barely half of black and Latino students—are managing to graduate from high school on time, we've got a whopping problem.

Analysis and Commentary

Getting Standards Right

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 10, 2001

Standards have been developed as airy visions that satisfy all factions of the professional education community.


with William Dembski, Eugenie Scottvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, December 7, 2001

More than 140 years after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, his theory of evolution is still generating controversy. Although Darwinism is championed by the majority of the scientific community, some have claimed that Darwin's theory is bad science and have put forward their own, even more controversial theories. What should we make of these arguments? Is one such theory, known as Intelligent Design, merely creationism by another name, or is it a legitimate scientific alternative to Darwinism?

IN WHOSE IMAGE? Evolution and Spirituality

with William Dembski, Robert Russell, Eugenie Scottvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, December 7, 2001

Did life on earth unfold by chance or by design? According to the natural sciences and Darwin's theory of evolution, it was by chance. According to the Judeo-Christian tradition, it was by divine design. On this crucial question, science and religion appear to be irreconcilable. But are they? Does Darwinism encourage atheism? Must Christians be anti-Darwin?

School Reform: The Critical Issues

School Reform: The Critical Issues

by Pamela A. Riley, Lance T. Izumi, Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, November 19, 2001

This book explores a wide range of critical areas in education, examines the basic nature of our education problems, provides a clear understanding of underperformance, and proposes reasonable and effective strategies for success.

Give Choice a Chance

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Hoover fellow George P. Shultz helped make possible the triumph of freedom abroad. Now he’d like to see it triumph in America’s schools.

Blaming the Messenger

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Critics of the SAT have chosen the wrong target. Instead of attacking a fair and valid achievement test, they should level their ire at our dismal public schools. By Hoover fellow E. D. Hirsch Jr.

IS HOMER DEAD? Teaching the Classics

with Page duBois, Bruce Thorntonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, September 28, 2001

Does Homer still matter? For more than 2000 years, the ancient Greeks and Romans have had a special place in the canon of western civilization and their writings have been studied by generation after generation of scholars and students. But are the classics still relevant in twenty-first century, multi-cultural America? Or are the ancient Greeks of no more importance to us than other ancient cultures such as the Aztecs, Egyptians, or Chinese?

Analysis and Commentary

Does Good Business Equal Good Schools?

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 24, 2001

Great schools have every element of an effective organization in place, from training to assessment to supervision.

Analysis and Commentary

Solving Shortages through Teacher Cooperatives

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 17, 2001

Individual teachers' pay and benefits, including contributions to vested retirement accounts, could be based on scarcity of skills and individual performance.


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.

CREDO at Stanford University