Chester E. Finn, Jr.

Chester E. Finn Jr., scholar, educator, and public servant, has devoted most of his career to improving education in the United States. A senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and chairman of Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, Finn is also president of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Thomas B. Fordham Institute and senior editor of Education Next.His primary focus is the reform of primary and secondary schooling.continued


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What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools

Editors: Chester E. Finn Jr., Richard Sousa
ISBN: 978-0-8179-1705-0

In this volume, members of the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education examine both the potential gains and the pitfalls that lie ahead for primary and secondary school education in the United States. The eleven authors look to the future in the context of where US education has been, what changes—some, but not all, for the better—have been made  in recent years, and what’s still required for the comprehensive overhaul that this vital enterprise urgently needs.

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Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut

Author: Chester E. Finn Jr.
ISBN: 978-0-8179-4991-4

Chester E. Finn, Jr. outlines the issues that define, animate, and complicate today's contentious pre-kindergarten debate in American education. He examines such topics as: which children really need it; how many aren't getting it; who should provide it and at what expense; what is the right balance between education and child care; and how to know whether it is succeeding.

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