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Summer 2006 / Vol. 6, No. 3

FEATURES

The Bostonian

Tom Payzant’s focused approach to school reform


Leaving “School” Out of High School

Our training shoes quietly slapped the rubbery surface of the track as we barreled down the final stretch. One by one we crossed the line and doubled over, desperate to catch our breath. Despite the burning in my lungs from the cold autumn air, I felt great. I had been in college for only a […]

By NIKI LEFEBVRE  
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The Reagan Revolution in Sweden

The Market Comes to Education in Sweden: An Evaluation of Sweden's Surprising School Reforms by ANDERS BJORKLUND, MELISSA A. CLARK, PER-ANDERS EDIN, PETER FREDRIKSSON, AND ALAN B. KRUEGER

By Nathan Glazer  
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Sentences and Sensibilities

Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, Death, and the SATs By Paula Marantz Cohen St. Martin’s Press, 2006, $23.95; 288 pages. As reviewed by Diane Ravitch What would Jane Austen write if she were chronicling life in an affluent suburb of New York City? How would  she probe the social dilemmas of modern life among […]

By DIANE RAVITCH  
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The Qualified Teacher

The Qualified Teacher Michael Podogursky (“In Search of the Qualified Teacher,” features, Spring 2006) points out that 10 percent of teachers nationwide (unevenly distributed by field and location) don’t have regular state credentials. But he also maintains that the dearth of qualified teachers is largely a myth and the product of an inefficient, rigid compensation […]

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Florida Grows a Lemon

Florida’s supreme court is no stranger to political warfare. Before the U.S. Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore in favor of George W. Bush, the Florida court had ruled in favor of Al Gore. And the same court played a crucial role in the state’s extraction of an $11.3 billion settlement from the tobacco industry […]


Let the Public In

How Closed Negotiations with Unions Are Hurting Our Schools


Donkey in Disguise

Checked (all titles published by the Center on Education Policy): From the Capital to the Classroom, Year 1 (January 2003) Year 2 (January 2004) Year 3 (March 2005) State High School Exit Exams series: A Baseline Report (August 2002) Put to the Test (August 2003) A Maturing Reform (August 2004) States Try Harder, but Gaps […]

By GREG FORSTER  
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RESEARCH


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A Culture of Complaint

Bargaining and related union activity … have introduced practices into the education system that are counterproductive.

By HOWARD FULLER and GEORGE A. MITCHELL  
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Collective Bargaining

The harsh glare of state accountability systems

By Education Next  
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