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Analysis and Commentary

Beyond the Basics: Achieving a Liberal Education for All Children

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

History offers many explanations for why people should acquire a broad, liberal-arts education...

In the News

An Irresponsible, Spendthrift Budget

with Hoover Institutionvia Hartford Courant
Monday, July 9, 2007

The state budget process has come to an end, and with it comes a big slap in the face to fiscal conservatives...

In the News

How self-worth affects your child

with William Damonvia Asian Journal (CA)
Monday, July 9, 2007

Marco began the school year as a smart, inquisitive and happy 7-year-old boy eager to learn new things and acquire new experiences...

In the News

School officials guilty of untruth in advertising

with Milton Friedmanvia Edmond Sun
Monday, July 9, 2007

You may recall recent news accounts of a report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that gave Oklahoma’s public school system an “F..."

In the News

In Which I Outsource to Prof. Martin Carnoy

with Milton Friedman, Paul E. Peterson, John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moe, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia TPMCafe
Sunday, July 8, 2007

Folks: I didn’t want to let last week’s interesting discussion about vouchers and their implications for public education drop, so I asked Stanford professor Martin Carnoy to add his two cents...

In the News

Blissfully Uneducated

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American
Friday, July 6, 2007

Is “ho”—the rapper slang for the slur “whore”—a bad word?

In the News

Letter to the Editor: Limited School Choice Is an Ugly Frog

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 6, 2007

I was disheartened to read Clint Bolick's June 23 Letter to the Editor in favor of promoting limited school choice over universal school choice...

Analysis and Commentary

Mission now is to help Seattle narrow the achievement gap

by Liam Julianvia Seattle Times
Friday, July 6, 2007

The Supreme Court has ruled against Seattle's school-assignment plan...

In the News

Leave No Risk Behind

with Milton Friedmanvia Forbes
Friday, July 6, 2007

The government should stop guaranteeing lenders of student loans...

In the News

Motivation Matters

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Thursday, July 5, 2007

Barry Schwartz, a psychology professor at Swarthmore College, wrote a fascinating op-ed piece in the New York Times this week about New York City's plan to pay students up to $500 for doing well in school...


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