Winter 1999
Sol Stern
Now that Milwaukee and Cleveland have publicly-funded school voucher programs, we can see how vouchers work in practice. The verdict, after visits to four voucher-supported schools: a straight A.
Janet Daley
In Britain, progressive ed banished competition and testing as harmful and elitist. Result: underachieving young males.
Diane Ravitch
Education is more crucial than ever in today’s knowledge-based economy, yet the public schools languish in mediocrity or failure. We can fix them through competition and tougher standards.
Heather Mac Donald
Foster care, with its traffic in abused and neglected children, has become integral to the inner-city economy. Advocates, who should be horrified, are eerily calm.
Brian C. Anderson
For 25 years, New York’s antidemocratic Legislature has been hampering the city’s prosperity and quality of life.
Peter Reinharz
Only New York’s highest court could come up with a ruling that makes career criminals harder to convict than first-time malefactors.

Urbanities

Soundings

Theodore Dalrymple
Kay S. Hymowitz
Peter Reinharz
Carol Iannone
Christopher Atamian
Peter Reinharz
E. Fuller Torrey
Christopher Atamian
Norah Vincent

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
Morningside Heights Diarist
John Leo