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Winter 2008 / Vol. 8, No. 1

Wave of the Future

Why charter schools should replace failing urban schools

Learning Separately

The case for single-sex schools

Accountability Lost

Student learning is seldom a factor in school board elections

By Christopher R. Berry and  
On Top of the News, Public Opinion, Research  

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Fox TV show doesn’t get it

By David Steiner  

Campaign 101

Make charters a political advantage

Let’s Talk About It

Talk radio’s take on K–12 education

Book Alert

Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation: An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan. Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp (Harvard Education Press). The authors have delivered a straight-shooting, inside account of the design, politics, and implementation of the much-discussed Denver ProComp teacher pay plan—a plan the Denver Post termed “the nation’s most ambitious.” Widely regarded as the […]

By Education Next  
Alerts, Books  

Creativity Rising

Fewer slide rules, more paint brushes

Inside the Testing Factory

Some schools make it work

Doubtful Jurisprudence

Court offers schools little guidance

Excellence Reformers Need to Make a Choice

Is accountability the reform of the past?

The Right Republican Strategy

“By…[selecting] the youths of genius from among the classes of the poor, we hope to avail the State of those talents which nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich, but which perish without use if not sought for and cultivated.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1782 “We need to challenge the soft bigotry of […]

The Democratic Take

The 2008 presidential election stands as a “change” election. The public’s anxiety over the challenges globalization poses to the future of the American Dream is driving a desire for the country to change direction. The American people understand that what will give the nation a competitive advantage in a global marketplace are the skills, creativity, […]

By Christopher S. Lehane  
Forum, Governance and Leadership, Government and Politics  

Election 2008: The Education Debate

In the 2000 election, President Bush’s pledge to combat the “soft bigotry of low expectations” was a pillar of his compassionate conservatism and crucial to his razor-thin margin of victory. That election begat the now-controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The law has split the Right between those who cheer accountability and those who […]

By Education Next  

St. Louis Blues

Tax credits down and out in Missouri

By Wilbur C. Rich  
Charter Schools and Vouchers, Features  

Peaks, Cliffs, and Valleys

The peculiar incentives of teacher pensions

Accountability Incentives

Do schools practice educational triage?

By Matthew G. Springer  

American Teachers

What values do they hold?

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