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    Future of Teacher Unions

    Joe Williams and Terry Moe argued the future of teachers unions. Mr. Moe said that because of their power teachers unions hinder lawmakers efforts to reform the educational system and that…

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    Teachers, School Reform, and Budget Cuts

    The American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and American Enterprise Insitute Education Policy Director Frederick Hess debated reforms affecting teachers. They discussed at…

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    Stretching the School Dollar

    Frederick Hess, director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute and co-editor of Stretching the School Dollar: How Schools and Districts Can Save Money While Serving Students Best (Harvard…

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    Education Funding

    Participants spoke about cost-cutting strategies for education, and ways to be fiscally prudent while improving student achievement. Panelists focused on practical solutions which had been…

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    Public Education Costs

    Panelists spoke about operational and administrative strategies to reduce costs in education. Among the topics they addressed were reductions in time spent at schools, teacher salaries, and…

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    Overview of School Spending

    Panelists talked about school spending. Topics included how school districts are changing their spending, how funds are spent, and an historical perspective of school spending. Following…

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    Barriers to Education Change

    Panelists spoke about challenges facing education systems and potential barriers to progress in efforts to reduce costs while strengthening student achievement. Among the issues they…

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    Future of School Vouchers

    Panelists discussed school voucher programs, rising numbers of charter schools, and the need to supplement public education.

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    Federal Budget and Education Reform

    Marguerite Roza talked about the possibility of budget cuts catalyzing needed reforms in the public education system. These reforms might be dampened by the receipt of federal stimulus…

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    National Educational Standards and Tests

    Mr. Petrilli introduced two reports from the Fordham Foundation on the status of states' educational standards and approaches to implementing national standards and tests for K-12 students.…

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