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  • Our Schools and Our Futureby Paul E. Peterson

    Hoover Institution Press 2003; US$ 14.99

    This book assesses the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since A Nation at Risk, which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the National Education Commission. It offers recommendations based on three core principlesaccountability, choice, and transparencythat can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence... more...

  • Classifying by Raceby Paul E. Peterson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 63.00 US$ 57.33

    The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs... more...

  • The Social Security Primer: What Every Citizen Should Knowby Paul E Peterson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    Offers a clear understanding of what Social Security has accomplished in the past, challenges it now faces, and possibilities for the future. Outlines the full spectrum of current issues, policies, benefits, and proposed reforms. more...

  • The Global Debt Crisisby Paul E. Peterson; Daniel Nadler

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Debt crises have placed strains not only on the European Union's nascent federal system but also on the federal system in the United States. Old confrontations over fiscal responsibility are being renewed, often in a more virulent form, in places as far flung as Detroit, Michigan, and Valencia, Spain, to say nothing of Greece and Cyprus. Increasing... more...

  • The Coming Class War and How to Avoid itby Paul E Peterson; Christoph Strobel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    A clear, accessible analysis of the worsening distribution of income and wealth in America. more...

  • The Education Gapby William G. Howell; Paul E. Peterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    The voucher debate has been both intense and ideologically polarizing, in good part because so little is known about how voucher programs operate in practice. In The Education Gap, William Howell and Paul Peterson report new findings drawn from the most comprehensive study on vouchers conducted to date. Added to the paperback edition of this groundbreaking... more...

  • School Money Trialsby Martin R. West; Paul E. Peterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    "Adequacy lawsuits" have emerged as an alternative strategy in pursuit of improved public education in America. Plaintiffs allege insufficient resources to provide students with the quality of education promised in their state's constitution, hoping the courts will step in and order the state to increase its level of aid. Since 1980, 45 of the 50... more...

  • Business Ethics: New Challenges for Business Schools and Corporate Leadersby Paul E Peterson; O.C. Ferrell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 210.00

    The many recent high profile corporate scandals highlight the need for companies to do a better job of integrating ethics and responsibility into business decisions - and for business schools to integrate ethics awareness and training into their curricula. This volume sets the agenda for business ethics and corporate responsibility in the future. It... more...

  • Teachers versus the Publicby Paul E. Peterson; Michael Henderson; Martin R. West

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A comprehensive exploration of 21st Century school politics, Teachers versus the Public offers the first comparison of the education policy views of both teachers and the public as a whole, and reveals a deep, broad divide between the opinions held by citizens and those who teach in the public schools. Among the findings: Divisions between teachers... more...

  • Endangering Prosperityby Eric A. Hanushek; Paul E. Peterson; Ludger Woessmann; Lawrence H. Summers

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    The relative deficiencies of U.S. public schools are a serious concern to parents and policymakers. But they should be of concern to all Americans, as a globalizing world introduces new competition for talent, markets, capital, and opportunity. In Endangering Prosperity , a trio of experts on international education policy compares the performance... more...