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Cover Stories

Precious kids

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | Karen Andrews started volunteering at The Neighborhood School in January 1994, four months after the school opened. She read to children and helped with the…

Cover Stories

Real graceland

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | With America in campaign mode, education has leaped to the top of the political agenda. Democrats want to throw more money at public schools. Republicans want…

In this issue: "Beating the school rules," Sept. 23, 2000

Features

Guatemala's big test

By Greg Dabel

International | A scandal reminiscent of Watergate could be the acid test of a young democracy

A tough season

National | With major league baseball's pennant races coming to a climax, an outfielder with the last-place Texas Rangers reflects on perseverance when everything goes…

Lobbing cream puffs

By Cal Thomas

National | The Bush campaign makes cosmetic changes, but a prominent Republican wonders if it's enough

Dispatches

Quotables

Do you regret misleading the American people? Would you now apologize for branding people as part of a 'vast right-wing conspiracy'? NBC News' Tim Russert, to…

No Comment Zone

By The Editors

A Jacksonville, Fla., public library stopped giving young readers mock certificates from fictional character Harry Potter's wizardry school after objections…

Ups and Downs of the Week

By The Editors

KIDS HOME ALONE: Twenty percent of children ages 6 to 12 are regularly left alone after school ends and before their parents return home from work, according…

The Buzz

By The Editors

What Bob Knight had trouble learning Tragic character A concept neglected in the anything-goes 1960s and 1970s, "character," has been making a comeback in…

Reviews

Bestsellers

By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling nonfiction paperbacks as measured by placement on four leading lists as of Aug. 31

The gangsta next door

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Hard-core rap brings the culture of crime to middle-class suburbs

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts for the weekend of Sept. 10

Voices

European efficiency

By Joel Belz

They can "get there" on time, but where are they going?

Mailbag

He is alive After reading "Sackcloth and ashes" (Aug. 26) on the political death of Bill Clinton, I cannot help but wonder if Ms. Seu and I are living in the…

Bush can still win

By Marvin Olasky

But only if he is bold and gets specific about his vision

Defining definitions down

By Andrée Seu

When words seem to have no meaning

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