Winter 2005 / Vol. 5, No. 1
What we know about teacher preparation at elite education schools
A Day in the Life of an Education Professor Who Came Down from the Ivory Tower to Start a Charter School
Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation’s Future By Michael Barone
The kids or New York Times readers?
Those closest to the action like the retention policy
How Chicago changed, but ultimately saved, its controversial program to end social promotions
An NCLB lawsuit fizzles
Character Education, soul by soul, at the Hyde Schools
What a Tennessee experiment tells us about merit pay
Lewis Solmon makes the case for rewarding better teachers with more money.
Julia Koppich argues that we have the tools for recognizing—and rewarding— the best teachers.
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 […]
CHECK THE FACTS
The AFT hoodwinks the Times
The New York Times education columnist gets it wrong
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
Doomed to Fail: The Built-In Defects of American Education by Paul A. Zoch