Fall 2003: Vol. 3, No. 4

Puzzled States

In January 2002, President George W. Bush signed a comprehensive revision of the Elementary...

The Politics of No Child Left Behind

The scene in January 2002 was a civics text come to life. Flanked by...

Tug of War

The Right wants schools to inculcate civic values. So does the Left. Which is why the public schools should avoid civic education altogether

Critical Demagogues

To the egoistic and asocial being that has just been born, must, as...

Let’s Not Play Favorites

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the city of Cleveland's school voucher program...

Amrein and Berliner defend their study; so does the AFT

One would think that economist Michael Podgursky ("Fringe Benefits," Check the Facts, Summer 2003) would analyze teachers' salaries through the lens of supply and demand.

Progressively Worse

Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget by Kieran Egan

Sensitivity Training

The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn by Diane Ravitch

Ignorance and Confidence

Mark Twain once said, "To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and...


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