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How To Fix the Public Schools

by Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

It is really truly hard to keep track of all the studies and reports that appear on what seems to be a daily basis about how to fix the public schools...

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Commentary: School Reform Must Foster Competition

with Milton Friedman, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Heartland Institute
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

If nothing else, the U.S. Department of Education proved earlier this year it can collect and report telling statistics about the condition of K-12 schooling...

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Toledo: a man and his vision

with Alejandro Toledo, Larry Diamond, Michael McFaulvia Stanford Daily
Monday, April 30, 2007

Former Peruvian president reflects on his past and looks toward the future in exclusive interview...

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Bridging Differences: Why History Matters

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Monday, April 30, 2007

It is valuable to reconsider the history of progressive education not just as an arcane matter, but to see how good ideas go astray...

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The Ideal Education Blog -- Multiple Voices, Interacting

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Monday, April 30, 2007

Blogs written by groups rather than individual writers have been all the rage for a little while now -- combining as they do the pleasures of distinct voices with the diversity of multiple perspectives...

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Gunfight at Alumni Corral

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Weekly Standard
Monday, April 30, 2007

Even in America's fractious conservative movement, you don't often see William F. Buckley Jr. and George Will facing off on opposite sides of an issue...

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Preferential policies fading state by state

with Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Kansas City Star
Sunday, April 29, 2007

Eleven years ago, California voters approved a ballot issue banning racial preference by state government...

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Want kids with great grades? Then grade their teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia Seattle Times
Friday, April 27, 2007

I believe in public education...

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If nothing else, the jargon is world class

with Hoover Institutionvia St. Petersburg Times
Friday, April 27, 2007

The push for "World-Class Education Standards" is this year's proof that Florida thinks the solution to every school issue is a new slogan, a meddlesome mandate and another standardized test...

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Editorial: No educrat is left behind

with Paul E. Petersonvia TCPalm News
Thursday, April 26, 2007

Well-intentioned, but crippled by manipulation in some states, the federal No Child Left Behind law is up for renewal in Congress...

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