Table of Contents

Cover Stories

A bum rap?

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Teachers take the blame for public-school failings, but lockstep salary schedules hold good teachers down

Cover Stories

Best of both worlds?

by Leah Driggers

Cover Story | New education model allows parents to choose a blend of home and private school

Cover Stories

Counting character

by Leah Driggers

Cover Story | Character-ed is growing, but is it working? And other news from the world of education

Cover Stories

Home, but not alone

Cover Story | Homeschool athletes look for equal access to sports teams their parents are helping to finance

Cover Stories

Cash and creed

Cover Story | Ontario offers a tax break for parents who don't choose tax-funded Catholic and public schools

Cover Stories

Let the debate begin

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | When it comes to education, America's schoolchildren deserve better than business as usual

Cover Stories

Get a bill or get it right?

by Tim Graham

Cover Story | Education legislation is on the fast track in Congress, but haste may make waste

Cover Stories

Slave training

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | America's public-school culture is creating prime targets for demagogic manipulation

Cover Stories

Unstoppable choice?

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | A new education tax credit, by giving choice to those who pay the bills, may be constitutionally bulletproof

Cover Stories

Indiana acorns

by Russ Pulliam

Cover Story | A new Christian school is helping neighborhood residents reclaim Indianapolis' "Dodge City"

In this issue: "Balancing act," Sept. 8, 2001

Features

The old standby

By Cal Thomas

National | Democrats bring back the Social Security scare to attack President Bush's tax cut

It's a jungle out there

By Lynn Vincent

National | Amazon.com searches for profit, stock pundits strike out, and California's energy crisis eases

Clearer, faster, poorer

By Chris Stamper

National | Computers improve their language, chips increase speed, but governors lobby for Internet taxes

All fought out

By Doug Bandow

International | Indonesians have not found a way to the peace table, but they are tired of fighting

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

AS CONGRESS EDGES CLOSER TO SANCTIONS ON SUDAN THAT WOULD CUT THE FUEL TO KHARTOUM'S WAR MACHINE, THE WHITE HOUSE MAKES KNOWN ITS OPPOSITION Oil change Just…

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political buzz from Washington

QuickTakes

By The Editors

YOU'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE: Elizabeth Dole is getting into the race to replace Sen. Jesse Helms. Last week, she switched her voter registration from Kansas…

Quotables

Whether or not we use the word recession is just a question of semantics. Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, in an interview with an Italian…

Columnists

The holes in holistic

By Joel Belz

The truth about medicine may be the truth about truth

Multi-culti widowhood

By Andrée Seu

American feminists should take their complaints overseas

Mailbag

Bless Mr. Sharpe I want to commend you for your cover story, "When push comes to shovel" (Aug. 11). As a former caseworker for Child Protective Services in…

More reading

By Marvin Olasky

Fourteen books from the pile by my treadmill

Culture

Hanging up harassment

By Tim Graham

Culture | Liberals attack a fellow liberal departing the party line: Why isn't this news?

The Music

By The Editors

Culture | Top 5 Country CDs for the week ending August 18, according to Billboard magazine

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