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Things Fall Apart: No Child Left Behind Self-Destructs

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Huffington Post
Saturday, December 9, 2006

For the record, my first anti-No Child Left Behind (NCLB) article was commissioned by Newsday in late 2000 and published January 28, 2001...

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Western sieve

with Hoover Institutionvia World Magazine
Friday, December 8, 2006

This past September, Hamilton College, a private liberal arts school in upstate New York, proudly announced plans to establish a special department for the study of Western civilization...

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Study Questions Role Math, Science Play in Nation’s GDP

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Thursday, December 7, 2006
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Teacher Certification

with Hoover Institution, Education Nextvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Teachers who enter New York City schools through alternative pathways such as Teach For America and the city’s Teaching Fellows program are as effective as their traditionally certified counterparts in raising student test scores in mathematics and reading, a report says...

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U.S. Urged to Rethink NCLB ‘Tools’

with Diane Ravitch, Frederick M. Hessvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 6, 2006

With more U.S. public schools entering the restructuring phase under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, experts convened here last week agreed that the remedies for schools and districts that don’t meet their achievement targets have so far had more bark than bite...

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Is Student Debt Too high?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Some members of the new Congress are claiming that the debt of students to finance their college education is too high, and that more generous federally funded student grants should be available...

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In Praise of Vouchers

with Milton Friedmanvia Business Week
Monday, December 4, 2006

When it comes to addressing America's social and economic ills, the reform mantra chanted by everyone from economists to chief executives to governors is "Fix K-12 Education..."

Analysis and Commentary

Renew Milton Friedman’s Conservatism

by Newt Gingrich with Milton Friedmanvia National Review Online
Monday, December 4, 2006

Milton Friedman was a man of towering eminence...

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Cultural bias isn't only cause of poor grades

with Eric Hanushekvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, December 4, 2006

Ever since a May 2004 event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision, entertainer Bill Cosby has been a traveling salesman of sorts, flying around the country trying to sell his ideas on blacks and parental responsibility, conspicuous consumption and education...

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Sweden (and America) can save our schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Telegraph
Sunday, December 3, 2006

David Cameron is presenting a "mid-term" review of Tory education policy on Tuesday, just after both Ofsted and Tony Blair have conceded that the Government has failed to achieve its primary objective: to provide a good start in life for every child, including those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds...

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