Inferential Long Jump Award

Cato Institute for Review of End It, Don’t Mend It: What to Do with No Child Left Behind
American Legislative Exchange Council for Review of Report Card on American Education

Unquestioned faith that privatization in one form or another will solve educational problems was a pervasive think tank theme throughout 2007. Repeatedly, our reviewers pointed out instances where reports made an Olympian inferential leap to market remedies, even though the rest of the report provided little or no empirical support for that conclusion. Our two winners bounded the longest distance: a Cato report entitled, End It, Don’t Mend It: What to Do with No Child Left Behind and the Report Card on American Education, published by the American Legislative Exchange Council.