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Fall 2006 / Vol. 6, No. 4

FEATURES

The Why Chromosome

How a teacher’s gender affects boys and girls

By THOMAS S. DEE  
Features  

Hope after Katrina

Will New Orleans become the new city of choice?

By KATHRYN G. NEWMARK and VERONIQUE DE RUGY  
Features  

Not Your Father’s PE

Obesity, exercise, and the role of schools

By JOHN CAWLEY, CHAD MEYERHOEFER, AND DAVID NEWHOUSE  
Features, On Top of the News  

The English Teacher

When the lack of a cohesive curriculum comes back to bite

By THOMAS WAGNER  
Features  

Book Alert

Collective Bargaining in Education: Negotiating Change in Today’s Schools. Edited by Jane Hannaway and Andrew J. Rotherham (Harvard Education Press). It is not clear what justifies use of “change” in the title of this book. Since the days of the Luddites, it has been in the nature of unions to oppose anything that jeopardizes worker […]

By Education Next  
Features  

Virtual Legality

Unions and Home Schoolers Attack Internet Education


Political Realities

To get national standards, leaders will need to be bold

By ROBERT GORDON  
Features  

Hoop Hassles

Incentives, not national control



RESEARCH


FORUM

A New New Federalism

The case for national standards and tests


National Standards

Should the federal government tell schools what to teach?

By Education Next  
Forum  


CHECK THE FACTS

Is Your Child’s School Effective?

Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you



BOOK REVIEWS

Beyond the Melting Pot

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

By Kwame Anthony Appiah

Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny

By Amartya Sen


Battling the Progressives

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

By E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

By DIANE RAVITCH  
Reviews  


BRIEFS

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