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In the stormy seas of school reform, this journal will steer a steady course, presenting the facts as best they can be determined, giving voice (without fear or favor) to worthy research, sound ideas, and responsible arguments. Bold change is needed in American K–12 education, but Education Next partakes of no program, campaign, or ideology. It goes where the evidence points.

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More Than Just Pay

Are teachers paid too little? This has been more of an assumption than a...

Rod Paige on teachers who cheat; the benefits of inclusion

It is shameful that a small minority of teachers feel the need to help their students cheat on tests. The issue says something larger about our society that is very hard to fathom and is simply unacceptable.

Teaching Citizenship

Can public schools teach good citizenship?

The costs of No Child Left Behind; choosing teachers

Costly estimates In the article “Exploring the Costs of Accountability” (Feature, Spring 2004), James Peyser...

Book Alert

Common Sense School Reform by Frederick M. Hess (Palgrave Macmillan). Common sense suggests that educators, like...

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.”

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

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Battling Corruption in America's Public Schools, by Lydia G. Segal (Northeastern). This worthy book...

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

School districts confront the challenges of rolling out No Child Left Behind’s school choice and supplemental services provisions

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