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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
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