|Finn, Chester E.||Can the Schools Be Saved?|
A well-argued overview of American education system problems, and sensible solutions, which rings true for Canadian and other education systems as well. This 1996 essay remains almost entirely current and topical thanks to resistance to reforms in the education realm, and the glacial speed at which reforms proceed.
NOTE: This is the original manuscript. An extensively edited version appeared in Commentary Magazine in its September 1996 issue.