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March 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
A new study from the bipartisan legal reform coalition Common Good found U.S. schools are greatly over-regulated, in many cases to the point of paralysis.
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Education
March 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Deputy Secretary of Education Gene Hickok resigned from the U.S. Department of Education effective at the end of January, after four years of efforts to bring historic changes to the culture of American K-12 education.
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Education
March 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
In a potentially far-reaching lawsuit filed on January 27 in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia, three Atlanta families charged the State of Georgia and its agents with failing to provide their children with the opportunity for an adequate education.
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Merit pay for teachers is featured in the Winter 2005 issue of the scholarly journal, Education Next, published by the Hoover Institution.
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
“In an age of cynicism, the parents of America still believe in their country--and they want the public schools to teach their children to believe as well. ...
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
According to Sol Stern, one of New York state’s most powerful arguments against the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit was that New York City’s public education system was “so dysfunctional ...
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Students attending California charter schools were 8.5 percent more likely to be proficient at reading and 5.
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
On December 28, 2004, the Florida Supreme Court backed away from its December 24 order telling Gov.
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
In an escalating conflict with the separation of powers doctrine, a court-appointed panel on November 30, 2004 unanimously determined that New York state lawmakers must find an additional $5.
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
In his first few months as the new superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Rudolph F.
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
While taxpayers in Florida’s Miami-Dade School District aren’t getting the new schools they want and need, taxpayers in Jersey County, Illinois, are getting new schools they don’t want and don’t need, despite rejecting --by a 71-29 percent vote--a 1999
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Education
February 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
In 2004, Florida corporations significantly increased their participation in Step Up for Students, the state’s two-year-old program intended to provide children in low-income families with tax-credit-funded scholarships for attending the private or
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Education
January 13, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor, William C. Symonds (Business Week Commentary, "U.S. Schools: Underperforming") is right about U.S. K-12 schools being underperforming, but he's wrong about them being underfunded. International comparisons show the U.S.
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January 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Although white students made up about 60 percent of the student body in public schools in 2001, white teachers made up 90 percent of the teaching corps in those schools, according to a new analysis of teacher diversity prepared by the National
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Education
January 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
In a ruling the dissent characterized as driving "a semi-truck" through a "small window" in the U.S.
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Education
January 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
An attempt by a self-described "non-partisan" organization to discredit a voucher researcher's results showing higher graduation rates for voucher students came up short recently when it was pointed out that not only was the criticism unfounded, but the
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Education
January 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation has named John E. Brandl, Marion Joseph, and Terry M. Moe as recipients of its third annual Fordham Prizes for Excellence in Education.
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Education
January 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Laptop Learning: St. Joseph High School Goes Wireless On September 17, 2004, St.
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Education
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January 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
When Hispanic CREO convened its second annual conference, "Activate the Latino Voice," on October 21, 2004 in Westminster, Colorado, the 400 attendees were ready to celebrate the many achievements the organization had made during the previous year.
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Education
January 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Just because Manhattan Institute researcher Jay Greene agrees with Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on the value of school choice doesn't mean Greene endorses everything Bush says.
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Education
January 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
The current issue of School Reform News--the 87th since Heartland first started monthly publication in January 1997--is my last as managing editor.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Free ice cream, movie tickets, T-shirts, and even a chance to win a new car have been used by some school districts as incentives to encourage students to come to school.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Giving parents the freedom to choose their child's school is the most important element in ensuring that an education environment operates as a competitive marketplace, according to a panel of policy experts who spoke recently at a Cato Institute Policy
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
A 10-year attempt by education finance lawyers to reduce per-pupil spending disparities in Texas schools by means of a so-called "Robin Hood" scheme has produced a smaller spending gap but also resulted in the destruction of an estimated $81 billion
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Little did Mae Duggan realize that a letter she wrote to the St. Louis Review in April 1959 would be the opening shot in a battle for school choice that she and her husband Martin would still be fighting some four-and-a-half decades later.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Despite the 2002 U.S. Supreme Court's Zelman decision, which approved the inclusion of religious schools in school choice programs, Maine Superior Court Justice Robert E.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Education is the number one civil rights issue for blacks in the twenty-first century because, 50 years after the Brown decision declared "separate but equal" public education to be unconstitutional, both blacks and Hispanics suffer disproportionately
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Of the 920,000 high school football players, only 50,000, or 5.5 percent, will play at an NCAA school. Only 215, or 0.02 percent, will play in the NFL. Of more than 515,000 high school basketball players, only 13,000, or 2.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Four years ago, concerned that many graduates of the city's public schools could not read well, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley suggested extending high school instruction over five years for certain students.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. are failing to equip many high school graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in college-level coursework or workforce training, concludes a new report from ACT.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
For nearly 30 years, U.S. consumer goods corporations have had online access to interactive sales and marketing databases for ad hoc data analysis and decision support.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
"What do you do when someone like me [the media] shows up at your door?" asked Chicago's NBC-5 News co-anchor Anna Davlantes at a recent sports education symposium in Chicago designed for school administrators and athletic directors.
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Education
December 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Is sports education? The newly formed Sports Is Education Foundation answered that question with a ringing "Yes!" at a recent one-day symposium, "Sports Is Education, Too," held at Loyola University's Water Tower Campus in Chicago.
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Education
November 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
According to a recent survey from the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, California's charter schools are reducing the number of students labeled as "special education" by using aggressive early intervention strategies such as "neverstreaming" to keep
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Education
November 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
When the First District Court of Appeal struck down Florida's Opportunity Scholarship program in August, the decision was made by just two judges on a three-judge panel of the court.
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Education
November 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
When Rod Paige first came to Indiana in the 1950s, it was as a college student to earn a master's degree and a doctorate from Indiana University. When he returned to Indiana State recently, it was as the U.S.
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Education
November 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
Tim Sheehy, president of the Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce, believes school choice provides his Wisconsin city with a competitive advantage over other Midwest cities. That's why, on a recent visit to St.
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Education
November 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
The Thomas B.
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November 1, 2004
By George A. Clowes
While parents may have a reasonable expectation that their child's public school--as a facility owned and operated by the government--would be a safe structure that has passed local construction and fire inspection requirements, recent reports from
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Education
 

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