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Fall 2006 / Vol. 6, No. 4

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  

The Cure

Will NCLB’s restructuring wonder drug prove meaningless?


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  

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  

Thomas Payzant; union politics; Jack Jennings; high school; keeping Christians out

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 […]

By Education Next  
Correspondence  

Virtual Legality

Unions and Home Schoolers Attack Internet Education


Learning from Catastrophe Theory

What New Orleans Tells Us about Our Education Future


Is Your Child’s School Effective?

Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you


Political Realities

To get national standards, leaders will need to be bold

By ROBERT GORDON  
Features  

Hoop Hassles

Incentives, not national control


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  

Miracle Math

A successful program from Singapore tests the limits of school reform in the suburbs


Don’t Sweat It

How some schools do–and don’t do–PE

By BOB CULLEN  
Features, On Top of the News  

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Can Cory Booker save Newark's schools?

By DAVID SKINNER  
Features, On Top of the News  

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