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A Beautiful Disappointment

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A former true believer in No Child Left Behind is ready to give up on the law—but not on its ideals. By Michael J. Petrilli.

In the News

Graduation rate debate

with Koret Task Forcevia Star Banner (FL)
Friday, January 26, 2007

The bleak spot in Florida's education reform remains its dismal high school graduation rate, and this year the rate slid backward...

In the News

Do Social Issues Belong in Math Class?

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Can social and economic justice issues be integrated into mathematics curricula?

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Bush Speech to Showcase Domestic Issues

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Associated Press
Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Delivering his first State of the Union address to a Democratic-controlled Congress, President Bush hopes to balance a rebuke of his Iraq policy already promised by lawmakers with a high-profile invitation to cooperate on vexing domestic problems...

Analysis and Commentary

Schooled for unemployment

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, January 22, 2007

Last week, Gordon Brown, the presumptive successor to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, gave a speech in which he said globalization requires "a real, deliverable promise that we can give people the skills for the future by investing in education, science, technology and the creative industries..."

In the News

On the Record: Tom Campbell

with Milton Friedmanvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 21, 2007

Tom Campbell, the 13th dean of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, has had his share of political challenges...

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Methodist faction fighting Bush library at SMU

with Hoover Institutionvia McClatchy Newspapers
Friday, January 19, 2007

Already facing sharp questions from its faculty, Southern Methodist University is now being pressed by some Methodist clergy to drop its pursuit of the Bush library...

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Teach us, Mr Mayor

with Diane Ravitchvia Economist
Thursday, January 18, 2007

When Adrian Fenty became mayor of Washington, DC, this month, he immediately announced a plan to take over the city's schools...

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Reconsidering National Standards, Curricula, and Tests: A Talk With Diane Ravitch

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Thursday, January 18, 2007

Good afternoon and welcome to the second in a series of online chats following the release of this year's Quality Counts report, "Quality Counts at 10: A Decade of Standards-Based Education..."

A Debate on School Reform: Curriculum and Instruction or Markets and Choice?

with Chester E. Finn Jr., E. Donald Hirsch Jr., Caroline M. Hoxby, Paul E. Peterson, Diane Ravitchvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Koret Task Force on K-–12 Education is a top-rate team of education experts brought together by the Hoover Institution, with the support of the Koret Foundation, to work on education reform. The primary objectives of the task force are to gather, evaluate, and disseminate existing evidence in an analytical context, and analyze reform measures that will enhance the quality and productivity of K-–12 education.

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