RAND Review: Fall 2007

RAND Review, our flagship magazine, showcases RAND research on a variety of timely and relevant issues facing the world today.

Fall 2007 — Vol. 31, No. 3


Passing or Failing?

A Midterm Report Card for “No Child Left Behind”
By Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Georges Vernez, and Ron Zimmer
On the Cover:
Frank Oakley, standing in front of Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, took double doses of math and English classes as part of a program to help struggling students do better in core subjects and score higher on tests mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Message from the Editor

Notes from the Teachers

RAND Then and Now:

Thinking Locally, Acting Locally

40 Years and Counting



Quick Fix

Drug Benefit Plans Driven by Short-Term Savings Could Be More Costly in the End
By Geoffrey F. Joyce and Dana P. Goldman

New World Disorder

Different Types of Ungoverned Territories Warrant Different Responses
by Angel Rabasa

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Beating the Odds

In the War on Terrorism, It Takes Both Skill and Chance
By James A. Thomson