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July 26, 2007
By George A. Clowes
Arguing in favor of state taxpayers shouldering a larger portion of public school costs, Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan said recently, “It’s unfair and immoral that our students are being short-changed.” (Tribune, July 17, 2007).
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March 9, 2007
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: Eric Zorn's account ("The mark of true friends," Mar. 8) of how Chicagoan Michael Duplessis got a misspelled "Chi-tonw" tattoo shows how badly our public schools are failing, since that's an error a third-grader should catch.
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March 1, 2007
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: Critics are wrong to say Tazewell County's Central School District can't generate sufficient funds from local property taxes and thus suffers academically versus a "wealthy" district like Lake County's Rondout School District ["School
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December 22, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: Your reporters must not have visited a modern-day public school before penning their December 18 article, "How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century.
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December 14, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: I was surprised Mayor Bloomberg did not cite mayoral control as the solution to the problems of U.S. public education ("Flabby, Inefficient, Outdated," Dec. 13). That's what he said would work for New York City's schools -- but it hasn't.
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December 1, 2006
By George A. Clowes
After reviewing additional research studies on teacher performance and the mechanisms of student learning, Barak Rosenshine and Robert Stevens in 1986 developed a six-function teaching model to describe the necessary sequence of instructional steps that
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November 22, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: The excuse offered for CPS's abysmally low science scores ["CPS Kids Lag Badly In Science" Nov. 16] in the 2005 Urban NAEP--that teachers were too busy working to raise reading scores--just doesn't wash.
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October 25, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: It's good to see the federal government trying to introduce merit pay into the public school system.
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September 5, 2006
By George A. Clowes
On September 5, Heartland Senior Fellow George Clowes addressed a Village Board meeting in Mt. Prospect, Illinois on the subject of a proposed smoking ban in the community. His testimony, edited for clarity, appears below. Good evening.
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January 24, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: Your January 23, 2006 editorial about the unrelenting opposition of the teacher unions to school choice programs was off the mark with the suggestion that such behavior was somehow futuristic.
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