Winter 2004: Vol. 4, No. 1

Competing Visions

Head Start gets a makeover. President Bush proposes to refocus Head Start on the teaching of academic skills. Should Democrats go along?

Recycling Reforms

The Department of Education enters the innovation business

Autism and the Inclusion Mandate

Daniel experiences the regular classroom

The Knowledge Guild

The tension between unions and professionals

Why Choice Is Good for Teachers

Traditionalists and progressives coexist warily in today’s public schools, creating fragmented institutions with no common ethos. Letting teachers start their own schools may bring an end to the pedagogical holy wars.

Money and Motivation

Michigan links college scholarships to high-school results

To Catch a Cheat

The pressures of accountability may encourage school personnel to doctor the results from high-stakes tests. Here’s how to stop them.

The Revolving Door

A path-breaking study of teachers in Texas reveals that working conditions matter more than salary

The More You Have…

Fiscal troubles plague the public schools

Vouchers in the courts; disabilities and the SAT; teacher pay

Vouchers in the courts James E. Ryan provides a balanced and comprehensive description of the...

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