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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...

In the News

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...

In the News

Editorial: Bring Courseguide back

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, April 26, 2007

With the demise of the ASSU Courseguide, Stanford students have been denied a critical tool for choosing their classes and holding their professors accountable...

In the News

Politics trumps pop culture

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

If naming a U.S. senator is no sweat, but you draw a blank on last season’s winner of American Idol, you are not alone...

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Huckabee says he is GOP's best chance against Hillary Clinton

with Hoover Institution, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Arkansas News Bureau
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mike Huckabee said Monday he was Republicans' best hope to beat Hillary Clinton in 2008 and he welcomed the chance to debate his record on education improvements compared to reforms she led in Arkansas...

Will Mayoral Control Save Our Schools?

with Diane Ravitchvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Diane Ravitch speaks at the Hoover Institution on issues about mayoral control theory and states opinions on the American public school system. This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Spring Retreat 2007.

In the News

Weighting for Lefty

with Diane Ravitchvia Village Voice
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Math conferences aren't typically hotbeds of controversy...

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Most Nations Fall Short of NAEP Proficiency, Analysis Finds

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Outside of a handful of Asian nations, the typical 8th grader in many foreign countries would not meet “proficient” levels on U.S. tests of mathematics and science, according to a reanalysis of international achievement data being published today...

Analysis and Commentary

Predicting random chaos from hindsight

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, April 23, 2007

Why do we insist on drawing causal chains to exceedingly rare calamities after the fact?

In the News

More Professors Are Lured Out of Ivory Tower to Street

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, April 21, 2007

Investors' soaring appetite for alternative investments and exchange-traded funds is giving college professors a chance to break out of their ivory tower and test their academic theories -- in your portfolio...

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