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Fall 2008 / Vol. 8, No. 4

Scrap the Sacrosanct Salary Schedule

How about more pay for new teachers, less for older ones?

An Appeal to Authority

The new paternalism in urban schools

What Do College Students Know?

By this professor’s calculations, math skills have plummeted

By W. Stephen Wilson  
School Life  

Arrested Development

Online training is the norm in other professions. Why not in K–12 education?

Where Did NCLB Come From?

The true story of the federal role in education

By Luther Spoehr  

Something’s Better Than Nothing

Why technology in education doesn’t need to be very good

Home Schoolers Strike Back

California case centers on parents' rights

Readers Respond

Disrupting class; Governor Schwarzenegger; Reading First; New York City charters;wrong numbers; charter sector

By Education Next  
Correspondence, Features  

The Next President Had Many School Choices

Will he provide similar opportunities for others?

Preschool Puzzle

As state after state expands pre-K schooling, questions remain

By Douglas Besharov and Craig Ramey  
Early Childhood and Preschool, Features, Forum  

Out of Jail and Into Jobs

Maya Angelou Public Charter School offers hope and an education to kids in trouble

By James Forman  

The Early Education of Our Next President

Not much in public schools

Cash for Test Scores

The impact of the Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program

The 2008 Education Next-PEPG Survey of Public Opinion

Americans think less of their schools than of their police departments and post offices

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