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Economic Impact of Math and Science Achievement Is Real

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I read with great interest your report on the study by Francisco O. Ramirez of Stanford University that challenges the common belief that academic success in mathematics and science contributes to economic productivity ("Study Questions Role Math, Science Scores Play in Nations’ GDPs," Dec. 13, 2006)...

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Pro-Bush concerns about library spur letter from SMU president

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Mindful of reports that President Bush wants a conservative think tank with his presidential library, Southern Methodist University's top official is trying to allay concerns that pro-Bush politics might spread through campus...

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Myths of the Teachers Unions

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Myths aren't lies...

Analysis and Commentary

The New "Yellow Peril"

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

A hundred years ago, there was talk of a "yellow peril" because of Chinese and Japanese immigration to the United States in general and to California in particular...

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A Marshall Plan for Teaching

with Hoover Institutionvia Education Week
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Views about the No Child Left Behind Act are currently as divided as Berlin before the wall came down...

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SMU chief notes Bush library concerns

with Hoover Institutionvia Dallas Morning News
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

In a letter addressed to all on campus, Southern Methodist University's president has tried to allay concerns about the Bush presidential library and a related policy institute, which SMU is expected to land...

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Cry the Once Beloved University

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, January 8, 2007

What are we to make of this increasingly corrupt institution, whose health is so necessary to the welfare and competitiveness of the United States?

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Limp language leaves kids with an awesome paucity of speech

with Diane Ravitchvia Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sunday, January 7, 2007

Eavesdrop on any group of teens hanging around outside your local high school...

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Tasked with overhauling education in Colorado?

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Independent Institute
Sunday, January 7, 2007

Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff has focused his sights on a long-term overhaul of the state’s public education system...

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Do the math: U.S. companies face shortage of technical talent

with Milton Friedmanvia Knowledge W.P. Carey
Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Bill Swanson shakes his head as he repeats the numbers: last year colleges and universities in China churned out 500,000 engineers, according to a National Academy of Sciences study...

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