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Spring 2001 / Vol. 1, No. 1


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  

Graduation Wish

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

By Lisa Graham Keegan  

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  


Changing the Profession

How choice would affect teachers

By Caroline M. Hoxby  

Hidden Demand

Who would choose private schools?


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  

Bear Market

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

By Henry Levin  

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.


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.


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  

Distorting Dewey

Progressive ideals, lost in translation

By Gerald Grant and Jeffrey Mirel  


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