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Summer 2003 / Vol. 3, No. 3

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An inside look at school discipline

By MARC A. EPSTEIN  
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Meet Mr. Shannon

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

By KRISTIN KEARNS JORDAN  
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Study Abroad

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

By STEPHEN P. HEYNEMAN  
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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



RESEARCH


FORUM

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  
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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  
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CHECK THE FACTS


BOOK REVIEWS

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  
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