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Fall 2009 / Vol. 9, No. 4

Brighter Choices in Albany

Reformers in New York’s capital have brought high-quality charter schools to scale, giving hope to a generation of disadvantaged kids.

Lost Opportunities

Lawmakers threaten D.C. scholarships despite evidence of benefits

Many Schools Are Still Inadequate, Now What?

Is court involvement in school spending essential to reform, or can we use education funding to drive reforms that promise better outcomes for students?

The International PISA Test

States should think twice before paying for more testing. There are easier ways to compare students to their global peers.

The Persuadable Public

The 2009 Education Next-PEPG Survey asks if information changes minds about school reform.

Disappearing Ink

What happens when the education reporter goes away?

Powerful Professors

Research can change the political agenda…if the circumstances are right

Law and Disorder in the Classroom

Emphasis on student rights continues in classrooms even when the Court begins to think otherwise

Fall 2009 Book Alert

Alternative Routes to Teaching; When Mayors Take Charge; From A Nation at Risk to No Child Left Behind; Inside Urban Charter Schools; The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education; The Latino Education Crisis

By Education Next  
Alerts, Books  

Fall 2009 Correspondence

Readers Respond

By Education Next  

The Preschool Picture

Universal preschool will be a boon for middle-class parents. How it will help poor kids catch up is not so obvious.

The 2009 Education Next-PEPG Survey

Download Complete Results Here (PDF).

Credits Crunched

Arizona rulings hit scholarships and special education vouchers

Reward Less, Get Less

Student performance gaps are easily explained

Educating African American Boys

Our schools deserve an “F”

By Kaleem Caire  
Briefs, On Top of the News, School Life  

Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

The answer may be luck, genes, and more

Race and Education, 1954—2007, by Raymond Wolters & Steady Gains and Stalled Progress, edited by Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel

Untangling race and education

By Gareth Davies  
Books, Reviews  

Sponsored Results

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