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Summer 2005 / Vol. 5, No. 3

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?


Charters as Role Models

The charter school movement turns 14

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

appropriate.”


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  

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


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  

The English Experiment

n 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. Despite so-called universal education, an alarming number of people still fail to reach even basic levels of literacy. According to Sir Claus Moser, chairman of […]

By STEPHEN MACHIN and SANDRA McNALLY  
Features  

Vote Early, Vote Often

The role of schools in creating civic norms

By DAVID E. CAMPBELL  
Character Education, Features  

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  
Features  

Johnny Can Read…in Some States

Johnny can’t read … in South Carolina. But if his folks move to Texas, he’ll be reading up a storm. What’s going on? It turns out that in complying with the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), some states have decided to be a whole lot more generous than others in determining whether students […]


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  

The Legal Cash Machine

The various solicitors in the cause, some two or three of whom have inherited it from their fathers-might look in vain for truth at the bottom of it between the registrar’s red table and the silk gowns, with bills, cross-bills, answers, rejoinders, injunctions, affidavits, issues, references to masters, masters’ reports, mountains of costly nonsense, piled […]

By JOE WILLIAMS  
Features  

What’s for Lunch?

A restaurant critic goes to the school cafeteria

By MARK ZANGER  
Features  

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