The Education Reform Dodge

From the May 1992 Print Edition

Smart Schools, Smart Kids: Why Do Some Schools Work? by Edward B. Fiske Simon & Schuster 303 pages, $21.95 Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol Crown, 262 pages, $20 Will the flood of education books ever subside? Since 1983, when the National Commission on . . . . Continue Reading »

When Families Fail

From the January 1991 Print Edition

Perhaps the most striking feature of our contemporary political landscape is the failure of the tattered labels “liberal” and “conservative” any longer to convey useful distinctions. In my own field of education policy, for example, those who get called conservative are in fact deeply . . . . Continue Reading »