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Have We Gotten It Wrong on School Reform?

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: November 23, 2011

This November 23, 2011 Huffington Post blog written by CEP’s president Jack Jennings highlights a recent study of the education systems in Shanghai (China), Finland, Japan, Singapore, and Ontario (Canada), and discusses what lessons can be learned from these countries to help improve public education in the United States.

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Higher Wages Would Attract, Keep Better Teachers

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: November 9, 2011

On November 9, 2011, a commentary written by Jack Jennings, CEP’s president, appeared in the Debate Club of U.S. News and World Report. That magazine had asked him to comment on a recent report concluding that American teachers were over-paid. The commentary rebuts that conclusion.


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The London Challenge

Author(s): Rachel Shatten
Published: December 1, 2006

As the U.S. struggles with improving inner city schools and especially high schools, a successful program being implemented in London, England is worth a look. The London Challenge seems to have attracted and retained experienced teachers for the inner city and also to have raised test scores for students attending the most challenging schools. The following paper describes the components of the Challenge as well as evidence of success.

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School Vouchers: International Summary

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: June 1, 2000

This is a report summary excerpted from "School Vouchers: What We Know and Don't Know…and How We Could Learn More" on International Studies: The potential for research on the use of vouchers in other countries is explored as part of the larger report, SCHOOL VOUCHERS: What We Know…And Don't Know And How We Could Learn More.

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Lessons From Other Countries About Private School Aid: Higher Public Funding for Private Schools Usually Means More Government Regulation

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: May 1, 1999

A review of data showing the effects of using public funds to support private elementary and secondary schools in other industrialized countries.

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