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Summer 2003 / Vol. 3, No. 3

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An inside look at school discipline

By MARC A. EPSTEIN  
Features  

Meet Mr. Shannon

At Bronx Prep, a master teacher shares his expertise. Photograph courtesy of Kristin Kearns Jordan.

By KRISTIN KEARNS JORDAN  
Features  

Study Abroad

Why Schools Matter: A Cross-National Comparison of Curriculum and Learning
by William H. Schmidt et al.

By STEPHEN P. HEYNEMAN  
Features  

Marginal Impact

Upstart Startup: Creating and Sustaining a Public Charter School By James Nehring; Standards of Mind and Heart: Creating the Good High School By Peggy Silva and Robert A. Mackin; Central Park East and Its Graduates: “Learning by Heart” By David Bensman; One Kid at a Time: Big Lessons from a Small School By Eliot Levine

By ROBIN J. LAKE  
Books, Reviews  

Paper tiger unions; Bronze Age of education; and nimble charters

Paper tiger unions; Bronze Age of education; and nimble charters

By Education Next  
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More Than Just Pay

Are teachers paid too little? This has been more of an assumption than a question in recent decades. Even raising the issue carries the risk of being labeled anti-education. Nonetheless, a few of our intrepid authors dared to tackle the subject in this issue’s pages. They suggest that today’s teachers may be well paid, but […]

By The Editors  
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Educational Achievement and Black-White Inequality

Does the black-white test-score gap narrow or widen through the school years? It depends on how you measure. Illustration by Janusz Kapusta. Educational Achievement and Black-White Inequality By Jonathan Jacobsen, Cara Olsen, Jennifer King Rice, Stephen Sweetland, and John Ralph National Center for Education Statistics, July 2001. Through the 1960s, African-Americans earned much less than whites—even when their cognitive abilities (as […]

By JENS LUDWIG  
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Fringe Benefits

There is more to compensation than a teacher’s salary


Learning to Earn

How higher standards affect graduation and employment


Crowd Control

Does reducing class size work?


High-Stakes Research

Accountability works after all

By Margaret E. Raymond and  
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Locked Down

Will failing public schools let students leave?

By RONALD BROWNSTEIN  
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Philosopher or King?

Shanker sought to transform teacher unions into a powerful voice for education reform, proposing ideas that were unconventional for a union president.

By RICHARD D. KAHLENBERG  
Features, Unions and Collective Bargaining  

Façade of Excellence

Stuyvesant High School’s dirty little secret

By SOL STERN  
Features  

Comparable Worth

Salary data fail to account for the shorter workday and work year in teaching. Once adjusted, teacher salaries look about right.

By RICHARD VEDDER  
Forum  

Low Pay, Low Quality

For decades the nation has been able to school its children on the cheap by exploiting a trapped workforce of educated women. Those days are long gone.

By Peter Temin  
Forum  

Are Teachers Underpaid?

It is often said that the nation does not properly value teaching. Is this true? Illustrations by Gordon Studer. As the nation continues to search for ways to upgrade the public school system, much attention has focused on how to improve the quality of K–12 teachers. The focus makes perfect sense: nothing in education is […]

By Education Next  
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