EDUCATION Education Review July 2000

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Tests of Patience 
Scholastic test administrators, political pollsters and market surveyors are hampered by a common problem: testing fatigue.
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Reward and Punishment
Sometimes it's hard getting students to do the right thing.

Summer School Recall
Going to class in the sultry days of summer breeds its own pleasures and despairs. Four remembrances of things past.

Breaking the Monopoly
Public schools today are stifled by centralization the author argues. His solution: Turn every one of them into a charter school.

Higher Ed
Online Orientation
A chat room can be the best way to get to know a new school, for better or worse.

Book Bag
In the Name of Reform
Two authors give voice to oppossing views on the current wave of education reform.

Adult Ed
A Menu of Options
After 22 years as a pediatric nurse, Maggie Dahl of Arlington decided it was time for a change. She was 53 years old, the last of her five kids was leaving the nest, and her nursing job, thanks to hospital cutbacks and outsourcing, had become more and more stressful and less and less satisfying. She says, "It was time to think about the rest of my life."

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