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Winter 2001 / Vol. 1, No. 4

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  

When Schools Compete

Does school choice push public schools to improve?

By Education Next  
Charter Schools and Vouchers  

Putting Parents First

A cause worth fighting for

By TOM RIDGE  
Features  

Choice Words

Religious schools, parental choices

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

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  

The Looming Shadow

Florida gets its “F” schools to shape up


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  

Hero Worship

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

By PAUL HILL  
Forum  

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  

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  

Round and Round They Go

Can new management save urban school districts?

By Education Next  
Features  

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  

A Work in Progress

After five years, school choice is beginning to have visible effects in Michigan’s education system.

By David Arsen, David N. Plank and Gary Sykes  
Forum, School Choice  

The Work Ahead

Does school choice push public schools to improve?


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