Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Summer 2008
(vol. 8, no. 3)

The Hoover Institution at Sanford University


How Do We Transform Our Schools?
Use technologies that compete against nothing
By Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn

No Country for Strong Men
California unions tame the Terminator
By Daniel Weintraub

Is the Price Right?
Probing American's knowledge of school spending
By William G. Howell and Martin R. West

Accountability Left Behind
U.S. Court of Appeals sides with the NEA, would free districts from NCLB requirements
By Rocco E. Testani and Joshua A. Mayes

Looking Beyond the Reading First Controversy
The promise and perils of federal leadership
By Shepard Barbash


New York City Charter Schools
Who attends them and how well are they teaching their students?
By Caroline M. Hoxby and Sonali Murarka

Scaling Up in Chile
Larger networks of schools produce higher student achievement
By Gregory Elacqua, Dante Contreras and Felipe Salazar

From the Editors

Race to the Top
Business model a guide to replicating quality schools
By Marci Kanstoroom


Readers Respond
Mayor Bloomberg's report card; charter co-operation; lessons from Utah; education and the economy

The Legal Beat

Court Jousters
Plaintiffs exploit weaknesses in NCLB
By Josh Dunn and Martha Derthick

Check the Facts

Few States Set World-Class Standards
In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless
By Paul E. Peterson and Frederick M. Hess

Book Review

Peerless, Indeed
Educator’s diagnosis on the mark, 65 years later
By E. Donald Hirsch Jr.

Preschool Politics
States’ efforts to reach the very young
By Nathan Glazer

Book Alert


Teens write creatively in cyberspace but not in the classroom
By Mark Bauerlein

What Next

Opinion Leaders or Laggards?
Newspaper editorialists support charter schools, split on NCLB
By Michael J. Petrilli

School Life

Up or Down the Staircase?
Mentors help interns figure it out
By Dorothy E. Hardin

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