Summer 2008: Vol. 8, No. 3

New York City Charter Schools

Who attends them and how well are they teaching their students?

Few States Set World-Class Standards

In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless

No Country for Strong Men

California unions tame the Terminator

Brand-Name Charters

The franchise model applied to schools

Accountability Left Behind

U.S. Court of Appeals sides with the NEA, would free districts from NCLB requirements

The Reading First Controversy

Promise and perils of federal leadership

Scaling Up in Chile

Larger networks of schools produce higher student achievement

Court Jousters

Plaintiffs exploit weaknesses in NCLB

Peerless, Indeed

Educator’s diagnosis on the mark, 65 years later

Preschool Politics

States’ efforts to reach the very young

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