Book Review

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Producing the Smartest Kids in the World

Other countries’ schools outperform ours by following a philosophy that is—or ought to be—very American: innate talent is less important than sheer drive. Continue reading

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Character Matters

Liberals don’t want to admit it, and conservatives don’t want to pay for it, but building character—resilience, optimism, perseverance, focus—may be the best way to help poor students succeed. Continue reading

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School Reform-It’s Complicated

In his new book Class Warfare, journalist Steven Brill pulls back the curtain on the last decade of school reform, but not all the way Continue reading

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Rhee Engineering Education

Has D.C.’s radical experiment in school reform really worked? A review of The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District, by Richard Whitmire
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Educating Urban America

A reveiw of new books on school reform by journalists Jay Mathews, Paul Tough, and David Whitman

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