Book Reviews

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

Choice Words

Catholic Schools: Private and Social Effects Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, $100; 160 pages By William Sander The Education...

Women’s Work

Kingdom of Children Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement by Mitchell L. Stevens

Surface Wounds

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

“Inside Charter Schools” REVIEWED

Inside Charter Schools: The Paradox of Radical Decentralization Edited by Bruce Fuller Harvard University Press, 2000,...

Marginal Impact

Upstart Startup: Creating and Sustaining a Public Charter School By James Nehring; Standards of Mind and Heart: Creating the Good High School By Peggy Silva and Robert A. Mackin; Central Park East and Its Graduates: “Learning by Heart” By David Bensman; One Kid at a Time: Big Lessons from a Small School By Eliot Levine


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