Winter 2003: Vol. 3, No. 1

Choice & Freedom

Legendary economist Milton Friedman reflects on the idea he spawned half a century ago

High Stakes in Chicago

Are Chicago’s rising test scores genuine?

The Human Capital Century

Has U.S. leadership come to an end?

Charters Beset

New obstacles to continuing growth

Friendly Competition

Does the presence of charters spur public schools to improve?

Yellow Flag

The charter school movement will need to overcome a raft of political obstacles and high-profile scandals

Sisyphean Tasks

The reams of paperwork that currently serve as special education’s “accountability" system distract from the practice of teaching and learning. It is time to focus on results

Reaching the Ideal

Special education has its problems, but they mainly follow from the failure of schools to comply fully with the law


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