Category: Public Policy

Paul’s Pick for April, a Free Article on School Reform from Dissent

Hence, to revolutionize public education, which is largely under state and local jurisdiction, reformers must get state and local governments to adopt their agenda as basic policy; they must counter the teachers’ unions’ political clout. To this end, ed reformers are shifting major resources—staff and money—into state and local campaigns for candidates and legislation.

Tax and Spend–Now Available

Tax and Spend: The Welfare State, Tax Politics, and the Limits of American Liberalism Molly C. Michelmore 248 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 illus. Cloth 2012 | ISBN… READ MORE

California Crucible–Now Available

California Crucible: The Forging of Modern American Liberalism Jonathan Bell 352 pages | 6 x 9 Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4387-1 | $47.50 | £31.00 A volume in the Politics… READ MORE

Truth and Democracy–Now Available

Truth and Democracy Edited by Jeremy Elkins and Andrew Norris 352 pages | 6 x 9 Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4379-6 | $69.95 | £45.50 A volume in the Democracy,… READ MORE

China Hand–Now Available

China Hand: An Autobiography John Paton Davies, Jr. Foreword by Todd S. Purdum. Epilogue by Bruce Cumings 376 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 illus. Cloth 2012 | ISBN… READ MORE