Brookings Papers on Education Policy provides the latest thinking from nationally recognized experts on policy issues affecting grades K-12. Tentative contents include: • Is Small Really Better? Barbara Schneider (Michigan State University) • Optimal Elementary School Size for Effectiveness and Equity Valerie E. Lee (University of Michigan) and Douglas D. Ready (University of Oregon) • Class Size and School Size: Taking the Trade-Offs Seriously Douglas Harris (Florida State University) • What Have We Learned from Project STAR? Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach (University of Chicago) • Policy from the Hip: Class Size Reduction in California Peter Schrag (Sacramento Bee) • International Evidence: Effects of Expenditure and Class Size on Student Achievement Ludger Woessmann (University of Munich) • The Influence of Project STAR on State and Local Education Policy James Kim (University of California–Irvine)
Tom Loveless is director of the Brown Center on Education Policy and senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of the annual Brown Center Reports on American Education. Frederick M. Hess is the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He is the coauthor (with Michael J. Petrilli) of No Child Left Behind Primer (Peter Lang, 2006) and editor of Educational Entrepreneurship (Harvard Education Press, 2006).