Education Next Issue Cover

Winter 2004 / Vol. 4, No. 1

FEATURES

Ignoring Advice

Back in 1976, when I was a crackerjack reporter for the Woodlawn High School Calumet, I interviewed the Baltimore County school district’s superintendent, Joshua Wheeler. The conversation was to provide my introduction to the politics of public education. I asked Wheeler, who was about to retire, why the district did not require students to pass […]

By Robert Maranto  
Features  

Money and Motivation

Michigan links college scholarships to high-school results

By John H. Bishop  
Features  

Why Choice Is Good for Teachers

Traditionalists and progressives coexist warily in today’s public schools, creating fragmented institutions with no common ethos. Letting teachers start their own schools may bring an end to the pedagogical holy wars.

By DAVID J. FERRERO  
Features  

The Knowledge Guild

The tension between unions and professionals

By DENIS P. DOYLE  
Features  

Autism and the Inclusion Mandate

Daniel experiences the regular classroom

By ANN CHRISTY DYBVIK  
Features, On Top of the News, Special Education  

Recycling Reforms

The Department of Education enters the innovation business

By DIANE RAVITCH  
Features  

Competing Visions

Head Start gets a makeover. President Bush proposes to refocus Head Start on the teaching of academic skills. Should Democrats go along?

By RON HASKINS  
Early Childhood and Preschool, Features  


RESEARCH

The Revolving Door

A path-breaking study of teachers in Texas reveals that working conditions matter more than salary

By John F. Kain, Steven G. Rivkin and  
Research, Teachers and Teaching  

To Catch a Cheat

The pressures of accountability may encourage school personnel to doctor the results from high-stakes tests. Here’s how to stop them.



FORUM

Academic Freedom

The typical urban school district’s personnel and budgeting systems leave principals without much say in hiring teachers or allocating resources. The decentralization movement may just change that.

By WILLIAM G. OUCHI  
Forum, School Policy  

Mounting Debt

The long economic boom enabled school districts nationwide to fund expensive reforms and hefty pay raises. Now, however, they are finding it nearly impossible to cut costs and balance their budgets. What makes it so tough for districts to downsize?

By JON FULLERTON  
Forum, On Top of the News  

Fiscal Indiscipline

Why school districts can’t downsize

By Education Next  
Forum  


CHECK THE FACTS


BOOK REVIEWS

Eye of the Beholder

All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? By Luis Benveniste, Martin Carnoy, and Richard Rothstein

By PAUL T. HILL  
Books, Reviews  

Still Dreaming

The American Dream and the Public Schools By Jennifer Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick

By WILLIAM A. GALSTON  
Books, Reviews  


BRIEFS

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