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A Think Twice Review of:

Behind the Curtain: Assessing the Case for National Standards

Think Twice - Apr 21, 2010

Publisher/Think Tank - Cato Institute

Author(s) -

This report argues that national curriculum standards will have a very limited effect on education reform and concludes that universal school choice (free market model) is the best way to reform education.

Reviewer(s) - William J. Mathis, University of Colorado, Boulder

Mathis applauds the report's useful summary and critique of the research on national standards, but says its conclusion that the free market is the best way to reform education is simply unsupported. Mathis writes that, as logic, this conclusion, "is the equivalent of saying that since elephants can't fly, frogs will."