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Chubb, John E. – Hoover Institution Press, 2014
Public schools face the challenge of educating large numbers of students for whom learning does not come easily. They are institutions with long-established practices, often protected by politics and therefore highly resistant to change. "The Best Teachers in the World" explains why changing our traditional approach to improving our…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, Educational Change
Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.; Sousa, Richard, Ed. – Hoover Institution Press, 2014
The coming decade holds immense potential for dramatic improvement in US education and in the achievement of American children--provided that people seize the opportunities at hand and are not deterred by the obstacles to change. In this volume, members of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education examine both the potential gains…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Teacher Effectiveness, Unions
Hoover Institution Press, 2012
Washington is at crossroads on K-12 education policy. It can continue down the path of top-down accountability; devolve power to states and districts, thereby returning to the status quo of the last century; or rethink the fundamentals and do something different. In "Choice and Federalism: Rethinking the Federal Role in Education," the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Government Role
Walberg, Herbert J., Ed. – Hoover Institution Press, 2011
The pressing need to improve achievement in American schools is widely recognized. In "Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform," Herbert J. Walberg draws on scientific studies of tests and their uses to inform citizens, educators, and policy makers about well-established principles of testing, current problems, and promising evidence-based…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Restructuring, Test Results, Testing
Walberg, Herbert J. – Hoover Institution Press, 2010
For the last half century, higher spending and many modern reforms have failed to raise the achievement of students in the United States to the levels of other economically advanced countries. A possible explanation, says Herbert Walberg, is that much current education theory is ill informed about scientific psychology, often drawing on fads and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Psychology, Psychological Studies, Economic Research
Hill, Paul T. – Hoover Institution Press, 2010
Paul T. Hill examines the real-world factors that can complicate, delay, and in some instances interfere with the positive cause-and-effect relationships identified by the theories behind school choice. He explains why schools of choice haven't yet achieved a broader appeal and suggests more realistic expectations about timing and a more complete…
Descriptors: School Choice, Politics of Education, Expenditure per Student, Educational Finance
Chubb, John E. – Hoover Institution Press, 2009
The author, writing on behalf of Hoover's Koret task Force on K-12 Education, presents a convincing case that, despite the controversy it has ignited, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law is making a positive difference and should be renewed. He outlines ten specific lessons and recommendations that identify the strengths and weaknesses of NCLB and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Benefits
Hill, Paul T., Ed. – Hoover Institution Press, 2006
The expert contributors to this volume tell how state laws and policies have stacked the deck against charter schools by limiting the number of charter schools allowed in a state, forbidding for-profit firms from holding charters, forcing them to pay rent out of operating funds, and other ways. They explain how these policies can be amended to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Charter Schools, State Legislation, State Policy