Op-ed

Let the Charters Bloom. Paul Peterson. Hoover Digest: Research and Opinion on Public Policy, No.3 Summer, 81. 2010.

President Obama staked out a position on education this spring, delivering a radio address that bluntly acknowledged that American high school students are trailing international averages. He sketched out details of a bill his administration would be pushing to revise the No Child Left Behind Act. He proposed to preserve testing requirements but create a better measuring stick, require that teachers be evaluated by performance (not credentials), and use carrots instead of sticks to encourage progress.