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Fall 2004 / Vol. 4, No. 4

The Days Before Brown

Growing up in segregated schools

By LEONARD A. SLADE JR.  
Features  

The Newest Americans

Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity By Samuel P. Huntington

By NATHAN GLAZER  
Features  

Selective Memory

Family Circle: The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left By Susan Braudy Knopf, 2003, $27.95; 460 pages. Reviewed by Diane Ravitch While reviewing several American history textbooks, I was taken aback by the descriptions of the late 1960s. It is of course somewhat startling to see the events of one’s own lifetime described as […]

By DIANE RAVITCH  
Reviews  

NCLB in Worcester; multiple intelligences

How many intelligences?

By Education Next  
Correspondence, Features  

The Brown Irony

Racial progress eventually came to pass—everywhere but in public schools


The Detracking Movement

Why children are still grouped by ability

By MAUREEN T. HALLINAN  
Curriculum, Features, On Top of the News  

Falling Behind

New evidence on the black-white achievement gap

By ROLAND G. FRYER & STEVEN D. LEVITT  
Research  

School Inflation

Did the 20th-century growth in school size improve education?

By CHRISTOPHER BERRY  
Features, On Top of the News  

Will Vouchers Arrive in Colorado?

The courts intervene


How Vouchers Came to D.C.

The inside story

By SPENCER S. HSU  
Features, On Top of the News  

Netting an Elusive Breed

How to attract and retain better teachers

By Mark Warner  
Features  

Selling Supplemental Services

Can school districts serve as both regulators and providers?

By SIOBHAN GORMAN  
Features, On Top of the News  

The Struggle Continues

Brown v. Board of Education ended legally sanctioned segregation, but the decision’s promise awaits fulfillment

By HOWARD FULLER  
Features  

A Stranger in Two Worlds

Moving from segregated to integrated schools proved to be a mixed blessing

By WARREN SIMMONS  
Features  

Technical Difficulties

Information technology could help schools do more with less. If only educators knew how to use it


The Human Touch

In the rush to place a computer on every desk, schools are neglecting intellectual creativity and personal growth

By Lowell Monke  
Features  

Technology in Education

Will it be more than just a promise?

By Education Next  
Forum  

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