Table of Contents

Cover Story

Driven to educate

Driven to educate

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Detroit's controversial new school superintendent Connie Calloway wants to change the face of blighted schools. "More than a hundred thousand kids in Detroit…

In this issue: "Tough love," Aug. 18, 2007

Features

Difference makers

Difference makers

By Lynn Vincent

Back-to-school | WORLD looks at three Christian schools that are making a difference for special-needs kids, missionaries, and children from low-income families

Tenured bigots

Tenured bigots

By Mark Bergin

Back-to-school | It is a statistical reality that most faculty members don't like evangelicals, and they aren't ashamed to admit it

Somber homecoming

Somber homecoming

By Jamie Dean

Back-to-school | At Virginia Tech, back-to-school means a return to the scene of a devastating crime

Orbiting the classroom

By Lynn Vincent

Back-to-school | Fifty years later, educators reflect on the scholastic boost launched by Sputnik

Ike's troop surge

Ike's troop surge

By Marvin Olasky

Back-to-school | Mobs tried to stop some students from going back to school in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. Author Kasey S. Pipes on the commander in chief's historic response

Name change

By Mindy Belz

Sudan | But Darfur's innocent may not be protected in latest UN resolution, says former UN ambassador

Too little, too late

Too little, too late

By Mindy Belz

Sudan | Recent "action" by the UN to end violence in Darfur comes five years into a breathtaking genocide, chronicles scholar Eric Reeves in new book

Food fright

China | A Chinese dissident uncovers a plateful of horrors

Terminal terms

Terminal terms

By Julie Ryan

Human Race | A baby-killer is a baby-killer

Dispatches

Quotables

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Crazy like a FOX

By Cal Thomas

Liberal elites hate Murdoch, but he fills the void they leave

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Notebook

Branded children

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Study shows TV-saturated kids are loyal to the Golden Arches

Columnists

Fire sale

Fire sale

By Joel Belz

Why not let investors have a try at things the government can't handle?

Jackson's deadly mistake

By Marvin Olasky

A good 19th-century president had his own blind spot

Confessions of a proofreader

Confessions of a proofreader

By Andrée Seu

Punctuation, grammar, and other errors need to be overruled

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Culture

Noteworthy CDs

By Dave Davies, Bryan Ferry, Peter Himmelman, Nick Lowe, Prince & Peter Himmelman

Notable CDs | Five new releases from rock 'n' roll veterans reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Self-serving hero

Self-serving hero

By Megan Basham

Movies | New Bourne is gritty, thrilling-and narcissistic

Bratz pack

Bratz pack

By John Dawson

Movies | Don't be fooled by preteen film's PG rating: Bratz is insidious

Ghostly beauty

Ghostly beauty

By Priya Abraham

Movies | Goya's Ghosts is a lot like its namesake's dark paintings

Death of a legend

Death of a legend

By Arsenio Orteza

Movies | Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman expanded the dramatic potential of the image

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