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Spring 2007 / Vol. 7, No. 2

Can Catholic Schools Be Saved?

Lacking nuns and often students, a shrinking system looks for answers


Return of the Thought Police?

The history of teacher attitude adjustment

By Laurie Moses Hines  
Curriculum, On Top of the News, Research  

Why Big Impact Entrepreneurs Are Rare

The dangers of challenging power

By Education Next  
Forum, On Top of the News  

Courts and Choice

Testing the constitutionality of charters and vouchers


Mutual Selection Beats Random Assignment

Let student teachers and mentors choose the best fit


The Key to Research Influence

Quality data and sound analysis matter, after all


Book Alert

Educating School Teachers. Arthur Levine (The Education Schools Project). In this 140-page report, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, seeks to do for teachers what his 2005 report did for administrators: appraise the current state of their professional preparation and suggest needed reforms. The news is mostly glum: “Teacher education in the U.S. […]

By Education Next  
Books  

Blink. Think. Blank. Bunk.

Solid snap judgments are deeply grounded

By Diane Ravitch  
Reviews  

Readers Respond

Teacher Certification; Adequacy Studies; National Standards; Restructuring Questions; Spotlight on Newark; Kids and Exercise

By Education Next  
Correspondence  

The Entrepreneurs and the New Commission

Changing minds in the education establishment


Debunking a Special Education Myth

Don’t blame private options for rising costs

By Marcus A. Winters and  
Check the Facts, On Top of the News  

What Innovators Can, and Cannot, Do

Squeezing into local markets and cutting deals


From Aristotle to Angelou

Best practices in character education

By Paul J. Dovre  
Character Education, Features  

Confessions of a “No Child Left Behind” Supporter

An interview with Sandy Kress

By Education Next  
Features  

Selling Software

How vendors manipulate research and cheat students

By Todd Oppenheimer  
Features, On Top of the News  

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