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Summer 2005 / Vol. 5, No. 3

FEATURES

The School Lunch Lobby

A charmed federal food program that no longer just feeds the hungry

By RON HASKINS  
Features, On Top of the News  

The Accidental Principal

What doesn’t get taught at ed schools?


Vote Early, Vote Often – Figures 2 & 3

Back to the Feature

By DAVID E. CAMPBELL  
Features, Public Opinion  

Vote Early, Vote Often – Figure 1

Back To The Feature

By DAVID E. CAMPBELL  
Features, Public Opinion  

Summer 2005 Correspondence

Readers Respond

By Education Next  
Features  

Tread on Me—but Lightly

The Era of Big Government Is Complicated


Equity v. Equity

Checked: “Quality Counts,” Education Week, January 6, 2005 “The Funding Gap,” Education Trust, Fall 2004. Checked by Robert M. Costrell This is a tale of two rankings. They represent the best of states-and the worst of states. A little wisdom and considerable foolishness. Some light, some darkness. Most of all, they purport to be about […]

By ROBERT M. COSTRELL  
Features  

Johnny Can Read…in Some States

Assessing the rigor of state assessment systems


Inadequate Yearly Progress

As almost everyone knows by now, the central aim of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law is to make every public-school student proficient in reading and math by the year 2014. It is a laudable goal, as the overwhelmingly bipartisan congressional support for the legislation in 2001 proved. The law’s drafters even had the […]


Unflagged SATs

When the College Board announced, in the summer of 2002, that it would stop “flagging” the test scores of students who were given special accommodations for the SAT, the gold standard exam for college admission, disability advocates were thrilled. “A triumphant day for millions of people with dyslexia and other disabilities,” exclaimed Thomas Viall, the […]

By SAMUEL J. ABRAMS  
Features  


RESEARCH

The English Experiment

In developed countries like the United States and Britain, the continuing challenge for educators is to sort through the choices of an all-you-can-eat school system and teach the basic skills.

By STEPHEN MACHIN and SANDRA McNALLY  
Journal, Research  

Vote Early, Vote Often

The role of schools in creating civic norms

By DAVID E. CAMPBELL  
Character Education, Journal, Research  


FORUM

Charters as Role Models

The charter school movement turns 14

this year, and its behavior, some might say, is “developmentally

appropriate.”


Don’t Tie Us Down

The reality is that there is no such thing as an admirable manner of “doing school”: our children and our communities are too richly varied for that.

By THEODORE R. SIZER  
Forum, Journal  


CHECK THE FACTS


BOOK REVIEWS

America the Unbelievable

America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction by the writers of The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart. With a foreword by Thomas Jefferson.

By DIANE RAVITCH  
Reviews  

Training Teachers

The Trouble with Ed Schools By David F. Labaree



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