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Testing Student Learning, Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

Testing Student Learning, Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

by Herbert J. Walberg, Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, May 20, 2004

This book takes a hard look at the professional, technical, and public policy issues surrounding student achievement and teacher effectiveness—and shows how testing and accountability can play a vital role in improving American schools.

How to Attract Good Teachers

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

New teachers are given the worst jobs in the worst schools and are thrown into a system of career advancement that favors seniority over performance. Is it any wonder we have trouble recruiting the truly talented? By Hoover fellow Paul T. Hill.

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Alan Greenspan, Education Reformer

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

What the guru of the American economy can teach us about improving our schools. By Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr.

Why Vouchers Will Enrich Public Schools

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Voucher programs would starve public schools of funding. True or false? Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

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Our Schools, Still at Risk

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

The debate over school choice is not about ideology or political correctness. It is about providing our children with a decent education. By Hoover fellow John E. Chubb.


Unconditional Democracy: Education and Politics in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952

by Toshio Nishivia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

On December 8 (Japan time), 1941, Imperial Japan launched a massive attack on beautiful Pearl Harbor, calling it "the preemptive first strike." The island empire, seduced by a mirage of eternal glory, had lunged forward without knowing its destination.


Reforming Education in Texas

by Koret Task Forcevia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, April 23, 2004

Recommendations from the Koret Task Force, February 2004 An Assessment by Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K–12 Education

Teacher Quality, Teacher Pay

by Frederick M. Hessvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 2004

To improve schools, reward excellence

The Future of School Choice

The Future of School Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, December 15, 2003

In the most anticipated decision of its 2002 term, the Supreme Court ruled that the school voucher program in Cleveland, Ohio, did not violate the Constitution's ban on the "establishment" of religion. In this book, the authors examine the meaning of the Supreme Court decision and consider the new political and policy context it has created.

Another Way to Burn a Book

by Stephanie Segallvia Policy Review
Monday, December 1, 2003

Stephanie Segall on The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn by Diane Ravitch


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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