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Public School Teacher Educational Attainment, 1961-1996

What Makes a Good Teacher?

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Over the past 30 years public school teachers have been receiving more education—yet student achievement scores continue to languish. What has gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa.

Our Schools and Our Future...Are We Still at Risk?
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Our Schools and Our Future...Are We Still at Risk?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, February 26, 2003

This book assesses the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since A Nation at Risk, which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the National education Commission. It offers recommendations based on three core principles—accountability, choice, and transparency—that can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence in public education.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills Performance: Chicago Public Schools, 1997 and 1999

Smaller Is Better

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

The evidence is coming in: Smaller schools produce results. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover senior associate director Richard Sousa.

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The Decline and Fall of American Education

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

American education is in serious trouble. Why aren’t we more concerned? By Paul E. Peterson.

Teachers for the New Century

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

To improve our public schools we need better teachers. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear explains how to get them.

A Brief History of Testing and Accountability

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

How to improve our public schools? Many policymakers argue that we can start by holding students, teachers, schools, and school districts accountable for student performance. This approach may sound perfectly reasonable—but it has the education profession up in arms. By Hoover fellow Diane Ravitch.

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The Market Can Transform Our Schools

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

It’s time to bring elementary and secondary education out of the nineteenth century and into the twenty-first. By Hoover fellow Milton Friedman.

Can Money Buy Better Schools?

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Is spending more money the way to improve our public schools? In a word, no. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

The Structure of School Choice

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

We need the school choice that voucher programs would introduce, but we also need to make certain such voucher programs are properly structured. How government rules can make voucher programs—or break them. By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

Classroom Research and Cargo Cults

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Policy Review
Tuesday, October 1, 2002

All the trappings of scholarship, missing only real results

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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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