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Winter 2005 / Vol. 5, No. 1

Dollars and Sense

What a Tennessee experiment tells us about merit pay

By THOMAS S. DEE and BENJAMIN J. KEYS  
Research  

Skewed Perspective

What we know about teacher preparation at elite education schools

By DAVID STEINER  
Features, On Top of the News  

Field Notes … 02.12.03

A Day in the Life of an Education Professor Who Came Down from the Ivory Tower to Start a Charter School

By ROBERT SLATER  
Features  

Book Alert

The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market, by Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane; Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, by Richard Rothstein; Leaving No Child Behind? Options for Kids in Failing Schools, by Frederick M. Hess and Chester E. Finn Jr., eds.; Standards Deviation: How Schools Misunderstand Education Policy, by James P. Spillane


Reading, Writing, and Willpower

Doomed to Fail: The Built-In Defects of American Education by Paul A. Zoch

By DIANE RAVITCH  
Reviews  

The Softening of American Education

Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation’s Future By Michael Barone

By NATHAN GLAZER  
Features  

Supplemental services; keeping good teachers

Siobhan Gorman’s “Selling Supplemental Services” (Feature, Fall 2004) was informative and engaging, but, like much of the discussion on the subject, it furthers a theme that school districts are the “bad guys.”

By Education Next  
Correspondence  

Paying Teachers Properly

That the uniform salary “schedule” for teachers is obsolete and dysfunctional is a truth widely accepted but rarely challenged.


Gray Lady Wheezing

The AFT hoodwinks the Times


Who Got The Raw Deal in Gotham?

The kids or New York Times readers?

By JOE WILLIAMS  
Features  

No Distortion Left Behind

The New York Times education columnist gets it wrong


Teachers and Students Speak

Those closest to the action like the retention policy

By ROBIN TEPPER JACOB AND SUSAN STONE  
Features  

Retaining Retention

How Chicago changed, but ultimately saved, its controversial program to end social promotions


Where Have All the Dollars Gone?

An NCLB lawsuit fizzles

By BRAD BUMSTED  
Features, No Child Left Behind  

The Moral Imperative

Character Education, soul by soul, at the Hyde Schools

By JAMES TRAUB  
Features, On Top of the News  

Recognizing Differences

Lewis Solmon makes the case for rewarding better teachers with more money.

By LEWIS C. SOLMON  
Forum  

All Teachers Are Not the Same

Julia Koppich argues that we have the tools for recognizing—and rewarding— the best teachers.

By JULIA E. KOPPICH  
Forum  

The Uniform Salary Schedule

For at least two and a half decades, political leaders and opinion makers have been telling teachers and union leaders like me that it is high time to move away from the single salary schedule. For a long time it was easy for us to dismiss those calls for change. This was partly because as […]

By BRAD JUPP  
Forum  

What’s a Teacher Worth?

Much more, and much less, than what they get now

By Education Next  
Forum  

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