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Held Back

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Policy Review
Monday, July 30, 2007

No Child Left Behind needs some work

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El Presidente, Regular Guy

by Tyler Bridgesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Formerly president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo is rediscovering everyday life at Stanford. By Tyler Bridges.

Sticking up for Teachers’ Unions

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Teachers need protection from bureaucratic meddlers if they’re going to do right by our children. Diane Ravitch explains.

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What the Farmer Knows

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

A wise man may spend as much time plowing fields as studying philosophy. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Let the Asian Students Succeed

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A hundred years ago, Chinese and Japanese immigration to the United States, especially to California, gave rise to talk of a “yellow peril.” Today’s hand-wringing about “too many Asians” at elite universities echoes that racist nonsense. By Thomas Sowell.

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A Beautiful Disappointment

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A former true believer in No Child Left Behind is ready to give up on the law—but not on its ideals. By Michael J. Petrilli.

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Milton Friedman’s Unfinished Business

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Education policy has turned out to be tougher to crack than the communist bloc. What are the chances Americans will ever be free to choose their own schools? By Eric A. Hanushek.

Liberal Education, Then and Now

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Friday, December 1, 2006

J.S. Mill's idea of a university, and our own.

Ever Wonder Why? And Other Controversial Essays

Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, November 9, 2006

Thomas Sowell takes on a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issues—along with "the culture wars"—in this latest collection of his controversial, never boring, always thought-provoking essays. From "gun control myths" to "mealy mouth media" to "free lunch medicine," Sowell gets to the heart of the matters we all care about with his characteristically unswerving candor.

Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges' Good Intentions and Harm our Children

Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges' Good Intentions and Harm our Children

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Courting Failure examines the issues involved in school funding adequacy in light of recent court cases and shows that judicial actions regarding school finance—related to either equity or adequacy—have not had a beneficial effect on student performance. The expert contributors explain why low achievement is not inevitable for disadvantaged students and why school resources are not the dominant factor in whether students “beat the odds.” They show that cost studies on the price of an adequate education turn out to be more politics than science. And they tell how many districts often do not spend the funds they have in the manner need.


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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