Fall 2006 / Vol. 6, No. 4
How a teacher’s gender affects boys and girls
Will New Orleans become the new city of choice?
Obesity, exercise, and the role of schools
When the lack of a cohesive curriculum comes back to bite
Will NCLB’s restructuring wonder drug prove meaningless?
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 [...]
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
By Kwame Anthony Appiah
Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny
By Amartya Sen
The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children
By E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
The Bostonian Tom Payzant had an extraordinary ten-year run as superintendent of schools in Boston, as described in Alexander Russo’s fine story (“The Bostonian,” features, Summer 2006). Although it’s hard to remember now, Boston public schools were in free fall a decade ago, with a dysfunctional school committee, a series of short-term superintendents, and a [...]
Unions and Home Schoolers Attack Internet Education
What New Orleans Tells Us about Our Education Future
Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you
To get national standards, leaders will need to be bold
Incentives, not national control
The case for national standards and tests
Should the federal government tell schools what to teach?
A successful program from Singapore tests the limits of school reform in the suburbs
How some schools do–and don’t do–PE
Can Cory Booker save Newark's schools?
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