A Primer on America s Schools

Author: Terry M. Moe
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817999421
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In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system--pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform.

A Primer on America s Schools

Author: Terry M. Moe
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
ISBN: 0817999434
Format: PDF
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In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system—pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform.

Learning from No Child Left Behind

Author: John E. Chubb
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 0817949836
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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 offers suggestions for improving the law, building on its current foundation.

Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut

Author: Chester E. Finn
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 0817949933
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Chester E. Finn, Jr. outlines the issues that define, animate, and complicate today's contentious pre-kindergarten debate in American education. He examines such topics as: which children really need it; how many aren't getting it; who should provide it and at what expense; what is the right balance between education and child care; and how to know whether it is succeeding.

Courting Failure

Author: Eric A. Hanushek
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817947835
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The expert contributors to this volume assess recent court actions in school adequacy lawsuits and their impact on student outcomes. They show that simply throwing more resources at the problem has not brought about a solution and call for changes centered around accountability, incentives, and more informed parents and policymakers.

Our schools and our future

Author: Paul E. Peterson
Publisher: Hoover Inst Pr
ISBN: 9780817939229
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This book awreness the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since A Nation at Risk, which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the national education commission. It offers recommendations based in three core principles accountability choice, and transparency that can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence in public education.

Policy Options for Interventions in Failing Schools

Author: Connor P. Spreng
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In accountability frameworks for public education, the focus on the performance of individual schools is increasing. The introduction of parental choice is designed to help low performing schools improve or close. Relatively little attention has been paid, however, to the underlying assumptions of these mechanisms. This dissertation examines the responses to failing schools by discussing the theory of such responses and motivating the need for government intervention in failing schools. After the existing literature on interventions is examined, a case study of New Zealand's experience with failing schools offers some evidence of the limited ability of market forces to deal with school failure. Contrary to the assumptions that guided the initial reforms, school failure persisted and spurred the Ministry of Education into developing a strategy for intervening in the failed schools. To estimate the impact of interventions on school performance, this study examines the strategy of interventions in underperforming schools in California. Using publicly available data on school level test scores, models are estimated that take the selection procedure into account explicitly. An impact of 6 points in API growth in the planning year can be detected with no significant effect during the actual implementation. The findings suggest that a priori assumptions about school failure are not useful. An application to the education reform in the Emirate of Qatar further illustrates the practical implications of the recommendations.