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Why Bigger Isn’t Better

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

As our schools and school districts become ever larger, parents, teachers, and students are finding themselves increasingly removed from educational decision making. Hoover public affairs fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa on a disturbing trend.

A Primer on America's Schools

A Primer on America's Schools

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 16, 2001

In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system—pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives

How Can We Fix Our Public Schools? By Making Them Private

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

The widening gap between the cognitive elite and unskilled workers is threatening to transform America, in effect dividing the Republic into two nations, one in the first world, the other in the third. How can we prevent such a division? Only by providing good schools for all our children—which in turn means making our public schools private. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman explains.

Failing Grades

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

How race and ethnicity still affect party allegiance. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.

Fueling High-Tech Industries

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Hoover fellow Paul M. Romer argues that our universities place far too much emphasis on preparing students for careers in academia and far too little on preparing them for careers in the private sector. He proposes a remedy.

School Choice: The Evidence Comes In

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Critics of school choice have long asserted that it would lead the best and brightest students to desert public schools, confronting such schools with an even worse crisis than the one they already face. Milwaukee has had a voucher program for 10 years. The result? Milwaukee’s test scores are up—way up. By Hoover public affairs fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

The Private Can Be Public

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Businesses have always played an important role in public schools, whether publishing textbooks or managing payrolls. Now businesses are offering to manage entire schools on behalf of public school boards, hiring principals and teachers—and taking responsibility for the results. Will the profit motive benefit kids? The answer, according to Hoover fellow John E. Chubb, is yes.

How to Build a Better Teacher

by Robert Hollandvia Policy Review
Sunday, April 1, 2001

Centralized certification v. value-added assessment

The Dawn of the e-Revolution

by Newt Gingrichvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Despite the magnitude of technological change that we have experienced in the last 30 years, Hoover fellow Newt Gingrich argues, the true technological revolution has only just begun.

The Next Chapter in American Education

by William J. Bennettvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

The politicians all say they’re in favor of education reform—but nothing much seems to happen. Former secretary of education William Bennett lays out what needs to get done.


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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