Peerless, Indeed

Educator’s diagnosis on the mark, 65 years later

Educator’s diagnosis on the mark, 65 years later

By E. Donald Hirsch Jr.    Books, Features, Reviews  

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

An honest look at union hero Albert Shanker

An honest look at union hero Albert Shanker

Creativity Rising

Fewer slide rules, more paint brushes

Fewer slide rules, more paint brushes

Inside the Testing Factory

Some schools make it work

Some schools make it work

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Bum Rap

On the debate circuit with Central High

On the debate circuit with Central High

By Diane Ravitch    Reviews  

Curriculum Wars

Ancient and Modern

Ancient and Modern

By David Steiner    Reviews  

Three Rs and a V

Schools should teach the importance of voting

Schools should teach the importance of voting

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Pressure Cooker

Teens at the top pay a price

Teens at the top pay a price

By Diane Ravitch    Reviews  

Blink. Think. Blank. Bunk.

Solid snap judgments are deeply grounded

Solid snap judgments are deeply grounded

By Diane Ravitch    Reviews  

The Triumph of Look-Say

Dumbing-down reading instruction

Dumbing-down reading instruction

By Diane Ravitch    Reviews  

Beyond the Melting Pot

Two well-regarded liberals take on multiculturalism

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

By Kwame Anthony Appiah

Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny

By Amartya Sen

By    Reviews  

Battling the Progressives

The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children By E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children

By E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

By DIANE RAVITCH    Reviews  

Civics Lesson

Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy by Stephen Macedo Asking the schools to mold good citizens—again

Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy by Stephen Macedo Asking the schools to mold good citizens—again

By Rogers M. Smith and Stephen G. Gilles    Reviews  

Distorting Dewey

Progressive ideals, lost in translation

Progressive ideals, lost in translation

By Gerald Grant and Jeffrey Mirel    Reviews  

The Charter Movement

Public education's new lease on life

Public education’s new lease on life

By BRUCE FULLER    Reviews  

Choice Lite

Learning from the New Zealand experiment

Learning from the New Zealand experiment

By JENNIFER L. HOCHSCHILD & MARK HARRISON    Reviews  

Choice Words

Religious schools, parental choices

Religious schools, parental choices

By SALLY KILGORE & MICHAEL MINTROM    Books, Reviews, School Choice  

“Inside Charter Schools” REVIEWED

Inside Charter Schools: The Paradox of Radical Decentralization Edited by Bruce Fuller

Inside Charter Schools: The Paradox of Radical Decentralization Edited by Bruce Fuller Harvard University Press, 2000, $31.50; 288 pages. Reviewed by Patrick J. Wolf The soaring popularity of charter schools among parents, education reformers, and politicians still hasn’t convinced Bruce Fuller of their worth. Fuller, a professor of education and public policy at the University […]

By PATRICK J. WOLF    Reviews  

Women’s Work

Mothers sustain the home-schooling movement

Kingdom of Children

Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement

by Mitchell L. Stevens

By PAUL T. HILL    Books, Reviews  

Choice Words

Are private schools truly more effective?

Catholic Schools: Private and Social Effects Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, $100; 160 pages By William Sander The Education Gap: Vouchers and Urban Schools Brookings Institution, 2002, $28.95; 275 pages By William G. Howell and Paul Peterson, with Patrick J. Wolf and David E. Campbell As reviewed by R. Kenneth Godwin The advantage of reading The Education Gap and Catholic Schools together is in […]

By R. KENNETH GODWIN & JOHN E. COONS    Books, Reviews  

Education Matters: Selected Essays

Education Matters: Selected Essays by Alan B. Krueger

Education Matters: Selected Essays by Alan B. Krueger

By DEREK NEAL    Reviews  

Marginal Impact

Upstart Startup: Creating and Sustaining a Public Charter School By James Nehring; Standards of Mind and Heart: Creating the Good High School By Peggy Silva and Robert A. Mackin; Central Park East and Its Graduates: “Learning by Heart” By David Bensman; One Kid at a Time: Big Lessons from a Small School By Eliot Levine

Upstart Startup: Creating and Sustaining a Public Charter School By James Nehring; Standards of Mind and Heart: Creating the Good High School By Peggy Silva and Robert A. Mackin; Central Park East and Its Graduates: “Learning by Heart” By David Bensman; One Kid at a Time: Big Lessons from a Small School By Eliot Levine

By ROBIN J. LAKE    Books, Reviews  

Progressively Worse

Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget by Kieran Egan

Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget

by Kieran Egan

By LYNNE V. CHENEY    Books, Reviews  

Eye of the Beholder

All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? By Luis Benveniste, Martin Carnoy, and Richard Rothstein

All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? By Luis Benveniste, Martin Carnoy, and Richard Rothstein

By PAUL T. HILL    Books, Reviews  

Still Dreaming

The American Dream and the Public Schools By Jennifer Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick

The American Dream and the Public Schools By Jennifer Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick

By WILLIAM A. GALSTON    Books, Reviews  
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