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The Public Revolution Private Money Could Cause

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

School vouchers offer an unprecedented opportunity to improve educational opportunities for children in our inner cities. So why does the left oppose them? By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

The Case for Vouchers

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Critics argue vouchers would make the income and racial disparities in our schools even worse. Paul E. Peterson reports on a pilot program in San Antonio, Texas, that proves them wrong.

Cheating America’s Schoolchildren

by Pete Wilsonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Everyone agrees on the need to reform our public schools—everyone, that is, except the teachers’ unions. Hoover fellow and former governor of California Pete Wilson argues that the teachers’ unions are putting their own interests above the interests of our children.

Analysis and Commentary

Secretary Riley Reignites the Math Wars

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 17, 2000

In early 1998, U.S. secretary of education Richard W. Riley called for a "cease-fire" in the math wars between the proponents of solid content and the proponents of discovery-learning methods.

Analysis and Commentary

Recapitalizing Public Education

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 20, 1999

As the political struggles rage over charters, vouchers, and union power, important new intellectual and financial resources are flowing into education.

Analysis and Commentary

Education: The New Civil Rights Frontier

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 22, 1999

Apologists for the public schools continue to blame the achievement gap between groups on social pathologies and shortcomings in the innate abilities of entire groups.

Analysis and Commentary

The Rise (and Fall?) of the Public School

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 8, 1999

Two seminal events transformed the educational institutions of the West—the invention of the Gutenberg printing press in 1455 and the Protestant Reformation in 1517.

The Day Cornell Died

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

As gun-wielding black students seized control of a campus building in April 1969, Cornell University descended into anarchy. An account thirty years later by Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, who was teaching at Cornell at the time.

The Schools They Deserve

by Mary Eberstadtvia Policy Review
Friday, October 1, 1999

Howard Gardner and the remaking of elite education

Racial Quotas in College Admissions: A Critique of the Bowen and Bok Study

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

In a new statistical analysis, two former Ivy League presidents argue that racial preferences in college admissions are good for both minorities and society at large. Examining the analysis, however, Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell has discovered that the numbers don’t add up.


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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