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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.

In the News

Dr. Diane Ravitch Speaks at St. John’s University’s Carol Gresser Forum

with Diane Ravitchvia St. John's University (NY)
Thursday, March 29, 2007

Research Professor of Education at New York University and education historian, Dr. Diane Ravitch, served as guest lecturer for the Carol Gresser Forum, hosted by St. John’s University’s School of Education, on March 27...

Analysis and Commentary

The Future of NCLB

by Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Sunday, March 25, 2007

The federal education law called No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is due to be renewed this year, but political insiders in Washington predict that Congress will not take action until after the next Presidential election in 2008...

In the News

Diane Ravitch Responds to the NY Post

by Diane Ravitchvia NYC Public School Parents
Friday, March 23, 2007

The New York Post ran an editorial yesterday (March 21) called "Potemkin Protesters," claiming that parent opposition to the city's latest reorganization plan has been manufactured by the UFT and "the far-left Working Families Party" so as to "derail school reform..."

In the News

CSU teachers: Reward with no risk

with Tibor R. Machanvia Orange County Register
Friday, March 23, 2007

The California State University system's teachers union has found a way to make a bad situation worse: threaten to go on strike...

Analysis and Commentary

Too bad taxpayers can't go on strike

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, March 23, 2007

In a free society, when employers and employees negotiate on terms of trade, both sides are free to walk away from the table...

In the News

As Budgets Swell, Spending Choices Get New Scrutiny

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Friday, March 23, 2007

When lawmakers in Arkansas increased school funding by more than $700 million over the past three years to improve student achievement, they wanted the money to be spent on instructional coaches for teachers, tutors for struggling students, and smaller class sizes in reading, math, and science...

In the News

Utah heats up long-simmering school-voucher debate

with Milton Friedmanvia Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Governor has signed into law the first 'universal' voucher program in the US...

In the News

Administration Wants Districts Free to Transfer Teachers

with Hoover Institutionvia Education Week
Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Bush administration wants district officials to have the freedom to override collective bargaining contracts while staffing their most troubled schools, but the controversial proposal could face an uphill battle against a Democratic-led Congress and the teachers’ unions...

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