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In the News

Why Teachers' Unions Are Needed

with Diane Ravitchvia Education World
Thursday, February 22, 2007

The growing number of mandates and non-educators enforcing them make teachers' unions more critical than ever, according to professor Diane Ravitch...

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Obama's retro economics

with Thomas Sowellvia U-T Opinion Online
Thursday, February 22, 2007

If Barack Obama weren't such a spellbinding speaker with such an appealling message of national renewal, attention would long since have focused on how he feels about the issues...

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From ‘Math Wars’ to the Political Trenches?

with Williamson M. Eversvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Williamson M. Evers, an advocate for providing students with a strong foundation in core math content in the early grades, has been tapped to fill a high-level federal policy position at a time when the Bush administration has put forward a number of proposals revamping math and science nationwide...

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Vouchers: It's about the money

with Milton Friedmanvia Salt Lake Tribune
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Utah's generous new private school voucher program isn't really about high-minded economic theory or helping poor and minority students struggling in public schools...

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Federalism: The Path to School Choice

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

At a conference last spring, Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman reflected on the state of education reform and the movement to implement widespread school choice...

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Utah's Revolutionary New School Voucher Program

with Milton Friedmanvia Heritage Foundation
Friday, February 16, 2007

On Monday, Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., signed into law the "Parent Choice in Education" Act (H.B. 148)...

In the News

Evers tapped for Ed post

with Williamson M. Evers, Koret Task Force, John Raisian, Eric Hanushekvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Hoover Institution research fellow Williamson “Bill” Evers ‘72 has been nominated for a job as assistant secretary of education by President George W. Bush...

In the News

Vouchers benefit everyone

with Milton Friedmanvia Austin American-Statesman
Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Studies have shown that competition is good for both public and private schools, and that giving poor parents a choice of where to send their students benefits everyone involved...

In the News

Ex-Iraq Aide Tapped for Education Post

with Williamson M. Eversvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 14, 2007

President Bush last week tapped Williamson Evers to be assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development at the Department of Education...

Analysis and Commentary

Fool Me Twice

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Wednesday, February 14, 2007

With all the trappings of an IMPORTANT WASHINGTON EVENT, including the presence of the top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate and House education committees, the Commission on No Child Left Behind yesterday unveiled a report that should be called “No Idea Left Behind...."

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