Book Reviews

The Triumph of Look-Say

Dumbing-down reading instruction

Book Alert

Cutting Through the Hype: A Taxpayer’s Guide to School Reforms. Jane L. David and...

Battling the Progressives

The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children, by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Beyond the Melting Pot

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, By Kwame Anthony Appiah Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny, By Amartya Sen

Choice Lite

Learning from the New Zealand experiment

The Charter Movement

Public education's new lease on life

Distorting Dewey

Progressive ideals, lost in translation

Civics Lesson

Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy by Stephen Macedo Asking the schools to mold good citizens—again

Choice Words

Religious schools, parental choices

Surface Wounds

Revolution at the Margins: The Impact of Competition on Urban School Systems By Frederick M....


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