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Spring 2001 / Vol. 1, No. 1

FEATURES

Cheating to the Test

What to do about it


A School Built for Horace

Theodore R. Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer

By Theodore R. Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer  
Features, On Top of the News  

Defining Merit

How should we pay teachers?

By Education Next  
Features  

Graduation Wish

She was asking for the barest of minimums: her child’s safety

By Lisa Graham Keegan  
Features  

Romancing the Child

Curing American education of its enduring belief that learning is natural


Let the Market Decide

A 1962 RAND Corporation study on teacher pay described teacher salary schedules in the following way:

By Dale Ballou and  
Features  


RESEARCH

Changing the Profession

How choice would affect teachers

By Caroline M. Hoxby  
Research  

Hidden Demand

Who would choose private schools?



FORUM

Rewarding Expertise

For most of the century just past, and into the current one, school districts have paid their teachers according to a “single salary schedule,” a pay scheme that bases an individual teacher’s salary on two factors: years of experience (steps) and number of education credits and degrees (lanes).

By Allan Odden  
Forum  

Bear Market

The recent entry of for-profit schools into the K–12 arena is an intriguing trend.

By Henry Levin  
Forum  

The Private Can Be Public

During the 1999–2000 school year, public school districts spent some $35 billion on goods and services provided by private, for-profit businesses—about 10 percent of the nation’s annual K–12 education budget.

By  
Forum  


CHECK THE FACTS

RAND versus RAND

What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us? by Stephen P. Klein et al.


Deconstructing RAND

Improving Student Achievement: What NAEP State Test Scores Tell Us by David W. Grissmer et al.



BOOK REVIEWS

Civics Lesson

Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy by Stephen Macedo Asking the schools to mold good citizens—again

By Rogers M. Smith and Stephen G. Gilles  
Reviews  

Distorting Dewey

Progressive ideals, lost in translation

By Gerald Grant and Jeffrey Mirel  
Reviews  


BRIEFS

Sponsored Results
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The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform

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