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October/November 2003

What Makes Schools Work?

What makes schools work? With Richard D. Kahlenberg, Bernard Wasow, William A. Galston, Richard J. Murnane, Reg Weaver, and others. Noam Chomsky on the Bush administration’s imperial grand strategy; Martha C. Nussbaum on Bernard Williams; George Scialabba reviews Bill McKibben, and more.

 

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WHAT MAKES SCHOOLS WORK?

RICHARD D. KAHLENBERG AND BERNARD WASOW

WITH RESPONSES FROM WILLIAM A. GALSTON, RICHARD J. MURNANE, REG WEAVER, JOSEPH P. VITERITTI,  AMY HANAUER, AND DEBORAH MEIER.


Essays
Noam Chomsky
Juan Cole
Duncan Kennedy
James K. Galbraith
Martha Nussbaum
Poetry
Michelle J. Boese
Angie Estes
Introduced by Arthur Sze
Carl Phillips
Carl Phillips
Stephen Ratcliffe
David Trinidad
Karen Volkman
Karen Volkman
Introduced by Richard Howard
Fiction
Vivian Chin
Nonfiction Reviews
James Q. Whitman’s Harsh Justice
Carol Steiker
Bill McKibben’s Enough
George Scialabba
Edward Tenner’s Our Own Devices
Carl Elliot
New Fiction Forum
Italian American fiction anthologies
Alane Salierno Mason
On writing The Book of Hard Things
Sue Halpern
Poetry Reviews
Brian Henry’s American Incident and Loren Goodman’s Famous Americans
Paul Killebrew
Carolyn Forché’s Blue Hour
John Palattella
Stephen Burt’s Randall Jarrell and His Age
Jacques Khalip
On Film
Sweet Sixteen and Raising Victor Vargas
Alan A. Stone
Marjorie Perloff, Seymour Feldman, Jonathan Cole

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