School Reform News : Issue Archive

  • June 2003 School Reform News

    On May 1, District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams, School Board President Peggy Cooper Cafritz, and Councilman Kevin Chavous pledged their support for expanded school choice--not just through...
  • May 2003 School Reform News

    “Horace Mann’s concerns were not with providing schooling but with making schooling an effective instrument for social reform,” notes education historian Charles L. Glenn Jr. in the May 2003 issue of...
  • April 2003 School Reform News

    April marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of A Nation at Risk--“one federal report,” writes School Reform News contributing editor David W. Kirkpatrick, “that did not end up on a shelf...
  • March 2003 School Reform News

    The March 2003 issue of School Reform News features Page 1 coverage of a lawsuit filed by the American Federation of Teachers against one of its own: the Washington Teachers’ Union. Just before...
  • February 2003 School Reform News

    The February 2003 issue of School Reform News features an exclusive interview with Charlene K. Haar, president of the Education Policy Institute and author of The Politics of the PTA, published last...
  • January 2003 School Reform News

    The January 2003 issue of School Reform News offers hard numbers, comprehensive tables, and useful graphs that document in several ways the desperate need for effective school reform in the U.S....
  • January 2003 School Reform News

    The January 2003 issue of School Reform News offers hard numbers, comprehensive tables, and useful graphs that document in several ways the need for effective school reform in the U.S. Managing...
  • December 2002 School Reform News

    The December 2002 issue of School Reform News features an exclusive interview with reformer, scholar, educator, and public servant Chester E. “Checker” Finn Jr. of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. “...
  • October 2002 School Reform News

    “Millions of children were left behind as the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reform began to take effect this fall,” reports Robert Holland in the October 2002 issue of School Reform News. The...
  • September 2002 School Reform News

    In the September issue of School Reform News, David W. Kirkpatrick reports a recent district court decision in Washington state that suggests “Blaine amendments”–provisions attached to many state...
  • August 2002 School Reform News

    In a historic decision handed down on June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Cleveland’s pilot school voucher program, ruling the U.S. Constitution is not offended when parents choose to use publicly...
  • July 2002 School Reform News

    Fewer than half of America’s fourth-graders (46 percent) could recognize a key passage from the Declaration of Independence, according to the latest grades in history announced on the nation’s Report...
  • June 2002 School Reform News

    The June 2002 issue of School Reform News reports the California Teachers Association campaign against parental control over schools, efforts by Wisconsin Democrats to slash funding for the Milwaukee...
  • May 2002 School Reform News

    The May 2002 issue of School Reform News is the first to feature The Friedman Report, a monthly review of school choice efforts taking place around the country. Also in the May issue: Managing...
  • April 2002 School Reform News

    The April 2002 issue of School Reform News features Page 1 coverage of a school choice rally held on February 20 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, where the nine Justices...
  • March 2002 School Reform News

    The March 2002 issue of School Reform News interviews Peter R. Denton, chairman of Denton Vacuum and founder of E3--Excellent Education for Everyone. Other stories address Catholic education, the...
  • February 2002 School Reform News

    The February 2002 issue of School Reform News highlights the many aspects of school safety, from student behavior to tainted food in school cafeteries to fire safety code violations. Mike Scott...
  • January 2002 School Reform News

    Clint Bolick, vice president and director of litigation for the Wasington, DC-based Institute for Justice, is interviewed in the January 2002 issue of School Reform News. The issue also reports the...
  • December 2001 School Reform News

    Voucher programs in Milwaukee and Cleveland make front-page news in the December 2001 issue of School Reform News. The issue's "Just the Facts" feature provides a wealtth of state-by-state data on...
  • October 2001 School Reform News

    The lead story in the October 2001 issue of School Reform News reports that the Washington Education Association has been found guilty of intentionally breaking the law in spending non-member dues...
  • September 2001 School Reform News

    The September 2001 issue of School Reform News highlights the perhaps-illegally close relationship between the NEA and the Democratic Party. It features extensive coverage of private teacher training...
  • August 2001 School Reform News

    August 2001 marks the 50th issue of School Reform News published since the newspaper was launched in 1997! This issue reports a bittersweet mixture of victories, setbacks, and transitions in San...
  • July 2001 School Reform News

    Shortly after taking office, President George W. Bush expressed his hope that major "bipartisan" education reform legislation would pass this year. "To make that wish come true," reports Contributing...
  • June 2001 School Reform News

    "If a child brought home a report card like the NAEP's latest for fourth-grade reading," predicts School Reform News Contributing Editor Robert Holland in the June 2001 issue, "a conscientious parent...
  • May 2001 School Reform News

    Topping page 1 of the May 2001 issue of School Reform News is coverage of the first annual meeting of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, which attracted more than 600 school choice advocates...