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Winter 2001 / Vol. 1, No. 4

FEATURES

A Steeper, Better Road to Graduation

It’s time for America to adopt European-style exit exams

By JOHN H. BISHOP  
Features, On Top of the News  

Putting Parents First

A cause worth fighting for

By TOM RIDGE  
Features  

Vouchers versus class size; phonics versus whole language

Readers Respond


The New Education Market

Examining the early responses of public schools to competition

By the Editors  
Features, From the Editor  

Rising Tide

New evidence on competition and the public schools


Fixing Federal Research

Education demands a first-rate R & D shop. The Department of Education isn’t it-yet

By MARIS A. VINOVSKIS  
Features, Research, State and Federal  

School @ Home

Fearing conformity, violence, secularism, or simply bad teaching, more and more parents are taking their children’s education into their own hands. And more and more of their children are entering the nation’s finest institutions of higher education. Can home schoolers handle college life?

By CHRISTOPHER W. HAMMONS  
Features  

Can’t Let Go

Just a few years back, school-based management was the rage in Cleveland. Except that the central office wasn't all that interested in relinquishing control

By PATRICK RYAN  
Features  


RESEARCH

The Looming Shadow

Florida gets its “F” schools to shape up


Fixing Federal Research

Education demands a first-rate R & D shop. The Department of Education isn’t it-yet

By MARIS A. VINOVSKIS  
Features, Research, State and Federal  


FORUM

Hero Worship

Cities look for a savior to transform their school systems, lasting reform takes a sustained, community-wide effort

By PAUL HILL  
Forum  

Old Wine, New Bottles

In Baltimore, the mayor’s lack of success at school reform led to a state takeover of the city’s schools. In Washington, D.C., mayoral control has begun to stabilize the system. So what does this tell us about the ability of city hall to run a school system?

By James Cibulka  
Forum  

Finishing Touches

If school vouchers bettered the educational opportunities only of children who use the vouchers to attend private schools or schools in another district, many reformers would be left holding cups half empty.

By ROBERT MARANTO  
Forum  


CHECK THE FACTS


BOOK REVIEWS

Choice Words

Religious schools, parental choices

By SALLY KILGORE & MICHAEL MINTROM  
Books, Reviews, School Choice  


BRIEFS

Sponsored Results
Sponsors

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

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Sponsors