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Analysis and Commentary

Dumbing Down the Public: Why It Matters

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 15, 2001

Is it the candidates who have dumbed down their appeals or are they simply acknowledging that the public has a limited vocabulary?

Analysis and Commentary

Education Reform: Phase II

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 4, 2000

Despite the confusion of battle there is universal agreement on the importance of teaching all children to read.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Speaks for the Teachers?

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 20, 2000

Both NEA and AFT political contributions lean heavily toward the Democratic Party

When More Isn’t Better

by Carol B. Lowvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

When it comes to education, politicians and school boards seem to believe that what is wrong with the system can be fixed by doing more of it. By Carol B. Low.

Analysis and Commentary

Teachers Versus Children

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 23, 2000

This power grab is carefully concealed under the fig leaf of “teacher professionalism.”

Analysis and Commentary

Fueling High-tech Industries

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 16, 2000

Science and technology policy in the United States has emphasized Ph.D. training for future professors and neglected other kinds of training.

Analysis and Commentary

School Vouchers Raise African American Test Scores

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 9, 2000

The African American students who switched to private schools scored, on average, 3.3 national percentile ranking points higher

Progress v. Progressive Education

by Jon Jewettvia Policy Review
Sunday, October 1, 2000

Jon Jewett on Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reform by Diane Ravitch and When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale by Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd

Analysis and Commentary

The Knowledge Deficit

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 25, 2000

The early results suggest that the Regents' tests have become easier.

Analysis and Commentary

The Remarkable Prosperity of College Graduates

by Robert E. Hallvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 18, 2000

There is a striking relationship between college intensity and stock market return in the 1990s.


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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