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Summer 2004 / Vol. 4, No. 3

Portfolio Assessment

Can it be used to hold schools accountable?

By Jay Mathews  
Features, On Top of the News  

The Waiting Game

Will school districts hire New Leaders?

By ALEXANDER RUSSO  
Features, Governance and Leadership  

The Future of School Boards

Agents of reform or defenders of the status quo?

By Education Next  
Forum  

Faith in the Law

The Supreme Court upholds religious discrimination

By JOSHUA DAVEY  
Courts and Law, School Life  

Book Alert

Common Sense School Reform by Frederick M. Hess (Palgrave Macmillan). Common sense suggests that educators, like everyone else, are more effective when given the flexibility to innovate and held accountable for their performance. Unfortunately, as our own executive editor Frederick Hess demonstrates, common sense is a tool rarely used in school reform. Much of what […]

By Education Next  
Alerts  

Quality Curricula

Public Education as a Business: Real Costs and Accountability by Myron Lieberman & Charlene K. Haar


Equally Mediocre

Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America’s Schools by Peter Schrag

By WILLIAM A. FISCHEL  
Books, Features, Reviews  

The costs of No Child Left Behind; choosing teachers

Costly estimates In the article “Exploring the Costs of Accountability” (Feature, Spring 2004), James Peyser and RobertCostrell discuss the critical question in  K–12 education finance today: How much will it cost for a school with a particular set of student needs to meet a state’s expectations for performance? Over the past several years our firm […]

By Education Next  
Correspondence  

What Mandates?

It’s been said, more than once, that the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that the federal government has failed to fund. Not true, in either respect. The law is neither unfunded nor, with one exception, much of a mandate.

By The Editors  
From the Editor  

Competition Passes the Test

Vouchers improve public schools in Florida


With Strings Attached

Vouchers improve public schools in Florida

By RICHARD BRIFFAULT  
Features, Governance and Leadership  

The British Experience

School reform, hijacked


Putting Parents in Charge

Pell Grants for Kids

By LAMAR ALEXANDER  
Features  

Driving Change

A progress report on urban school districts’ efforts to execute the mandates of No Child Left Behind

By MICHAEL CASSERLY  
Features, No Child Left Behind  

One Child at a Time

An inside look at one city’s efforts to offer families the opportunities promised by No Child Left Behind


Where the Rubber Meets the Road

School districts confront the challenges of rolling out No Child Left Behind’s school choice and supplemental services provisions

By Education Next  
Features  

Reframing the Mind

Howard Gardner and the theory of multiple intelligences

By DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM  
Check the Facts, Curriculum  

Lost at Sea

Early 20th century Progressive reformers established elected school boards as a means of shielding public school systems from the politics and patronage of corrupt city governments. Citizens, rather than political dons or their favored appointees, would govern the community’s schools with the community’s interests at heart. Today, however, elected school boards, especially in America’s troubled […]

By Lisa Graham Keegan and  
Forum  

Steering a True Course

Agents of reform or defenders of the status quo?

By Sarah C. Glover  
Forum  

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