Table of Contents

Cover Stories

No parent kept informed

No parent kept informed

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Public-school obstinacy may be keeping a highly touted education reform from making 'adequate yearly progress'

Cover Stories

History of 'No Child Left Behind'

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story Sidebar | NCLB is the seventh reauthorization of President Lyndon Johnson's Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

In this issue: "Education: Sick schools," Sept. 18, 2004

Features

Unscientific methods

By Lynn Vincent

Back to School 2004 | Does freedom of speech end at the classroom door?

Quiet time

By Lynn Vincent

Back to School 2004 | Fear of litigation muzzles expressions of faith

Kitchen-sink unionism

By Lynn Vincent

Back to School 2004 | Annual teacher gatherings focus on everything except students

Storm warning

Storm warning

By Bob Jones

Election | ELECTION: With costs estimated at $10 billion and counting, Hurricanes Charley and Frances were two of the worst natural disasters to strike Florida in more…

Block the vote

Block the vote

By Jamie Dean

Church/State | Politics ends at the narthex door, says liberal Midwest watchdog group, but what about voter registration?

A time for anger

A time for anger

By Priya Abraham

Terrorism | Small Russian community lacked enough tractors to dig graves for its dead children, but how will the government contend with the abundance of grief, anger,

Fight or flight?

By Susan Olasky

Politics | A sudden Bush bounce in the polls throws a scare into Democrats

Numbers game

Numbers game

By John Dawson & Marvin Olasky

Economy | What census figures on poverty say-and don't say

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

WALKING THE WALK Weather As Hurricane Ivan flattened the island of Grenada with 140-mph winds, Floridians focused on cleaning up after a weaker-but…

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Ashes, ashes, we all fall down A stranger dropped in unannounced at the Forest Grove, Ore., home of Barbara Vreeland on Aug. 31. Ms. Vreeland was in her…

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Best-selling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The top five best-selling nonfiction hardbacks as measured by their rankings on the lists of Barnes & Noble, USA Today, The New York Times, and American…

The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | A PBS miniseries on the differing worldviews of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis

Paparazzi

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | There is a good movie in the concept, but this film isn't it

Wicker Park

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The muddled Wicker Park is a remake of the 1996 French film L'Appartement. Set in snowy Chicago, the film has atmosphere to spare, but flat performances…

Notebook

Outpacing Europe

By Dan Perkins

Business | Manufacturers across the European Union have cut payrolls for 39 consecutive months

Tarnished dome

By John Dawson

Sports | Some think the Fighting Irish might be headed for an abyss

Easily bugged

By Chris Stamper

Technology | The Bugmenot site says it's a protest against sites that give away news content in exchange for users' demographic data

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Hostile takeover

Hostile takeover

By Marvin Olasky

Liberal dominance in academia and media was not inevitable

Bicycle built for two

By Noel Piper

Learning about marriage is a tandem sport

Bohemian rhapsody

By Gene Edward Veith

A fashionable disdain for middle-class values animates liberalism

Judgment call

By Joel Belz

The most important issue in this year's election has nothing to do with the economy or the war

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