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Jane S. Shaw (editor)


Jane S. Shaw joined the Pope Center in September 2006 as executive vice president. She was previously director of communication and a senior fellow of PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana.

Shaw has been a frequent writer and speaker, especially on environmental topics. With Michael Sanera she coauthored Facts, Not Fear: Teaching Children about the Environment (Regnery 1999). She coedited A Guide to Smart Growth: Shattering Myths and Providing Solutions (Heritage Foundation, 2000) with Ronald Utt.

Earlier in her career, Shaw was a journalist. Before joining PERC in 1984, she was an associate economics editor of Business Week, working in New York City. Before that she was a correspondent for McGraw-Hill Publications in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Shaw received her bachelorís degree in English literature from Wellesley College.

Shaw is a past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, a national organization that promotes a better understanding of markets. She is a senior editor of Liberty magazine, editorial adviser to Econ Journal Watch, a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel of Regulation, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs (London).

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Articles by Jane S. Shaw (editor)

Reactions to the College Mania Dec 09, 2012
The view that too many people are going to college resonates with the public.

Can't Start a Fire without a Spark Jul 18, 2010
College students are not as well prepared as in the past, so they must be dealt with differently.

A Nudge by the Government? Sep 11, 2009
Educators and reformers disagree over whether mandatory tests could improve higher education.

Cracking the Information Problem Sep 04, 2009
If colleges fail to reveal the quality of their teaching, should the federal government force them to do so?

The Croaking Frog Paradigm Aug 27, 2009
In this dialogue, educators and reformers consider whether the federal government should insist that colleges reveal student learning outcomes.

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