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Nation's scholars to debate education

with Hoover Institution, Koret Task Force, Paul E. Peterson, E. Donald Hirsch Jr., Diane Ravitch, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia San Mateo County Times
Monday, January 15, 2007

The Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education will present a debate on school reform at 7 p.m. Thursday in Stauffer Auditorium at Stanford University...

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Physical wreck

with Diane Ravitchvia Daily News
Sunday, January 14, 2007

School reformers in the 1990s were giddy with the promise of places like the School for the Physical City - an experiment in learning where students used city streets, bridges and architecture to study math, science, history and art...

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Fenty’s school takeover

with Hoover Institutionvia Georgetown Voice
Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mayor Adrian Fenty advanced a proposal last Wednesday to reorganize the District’s public school system and to place authority for all school decisions in the mayor’s office, according to his web site...

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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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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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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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