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Don't Know Much ’bout History

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Chester E. Finn Jr. and Martin A. Davis Jr. on the lamentably low state standards for teaching world history.

How to Succeed without Really Trying

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

School “reform” is fine with the teachers unions—as long as it doesn’t really change anything. Terry M. Moe explains how to reform the reforms.

Charter Schools against the Odds: An Assessment of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education
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Charter Schools Against the Odds: An Assessment of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, October 23, 2006

The expert contributors to this volume tell how state laws and policies have stacked the deck against charter schools by limiting the number of charter schools allowed in a state, forbidding for-profit firms from holding charters, forcing them to pay rent out of operating funds, and other ways. They explain how these policies can be amended to level the playing field and give charter schools—and the children they serve—a fairer chance to succeed.

Charter Progress

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

A report card on the charter school movement. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli.

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The Fall of the Standard-Bearers

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

When it was founded in 1900, College Board had a profound influence on standards and curricula in American education. The board's influence has declined—and so has the quality of our public school system. Coincidence? By Diane Ravitch.

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Keeping an Eye on State Standards

by Paul E. Peterson, Frederick M. Hessvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Suzy is a good reader...in North Carolina. But what happens when her parents move next door to South Carolina, where standards are much higher? By Paul E. Peterson and Frederick M. Hess.

Literature in Theory

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Peter Berkowitz on Theory’s Empire: An Anthology of Dissent edited by Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral

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No Child Left Behind: The Bad and the Good

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 30, 2006

The report card on the No Child Left Behind Act is in, and the grades are passing—barely. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli.

Katrina and Vouchers

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 30, 2006

The private market can provide schooling for the children now returning to post-Katrina schools n New Orleans faster—and better—than can the state. By Milton Friedman.

How Educators Hide the Sorry Truth

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 30, 2006

Minority dropout rates are scandalous—and a well-kept secret. Paul E. Peterson on the smoke and mirrors used by the public education cartel to conceal this sad fact.

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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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