Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Does Money Matter? Edited by Gary Burtless Brookings, 296 pages, $39.95 Catholic Education: Homeward Bound By Kimberly Hahn and Mary Hasson Ignatius, 400 pages, $14.95 Choosing Schools: Vouchers and American Education By Jerome J. Hanus and Peter W. Cookson Jr. American University Press, 179 pages, . . . . Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »