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March 11, 2013

Hoover senior fellows to release series of education commentary videos

On the heels of the release of the Equity and Excellence Commission’s report, For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence, and in the wake of last month’s State of the Union Address, the Hoover Institution is releasing a series of videos on issues currently facing US education. Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson have collaborated to produce four videos on various education topics; beginning Monday, March 11, 2013, the videos will roll out weekly on the Hoover Institution website. The topics discussed include

  • Education proposals from President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address
  • The Equity and Excellence Commission report on school funding and achievement
  • Improving the efficiency of school spending by aligning teacher salaries with their effectiveness
  • College attendance behaviors of disadvantaged students who received early educational vouchers

Both Hanushek and Peterson are members of Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education. Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education at the Hoover Institution. He is also chairman of the Executive Committee for the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Equity and Excellence Commission. Paul Peterson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. He is also the editor in chief of Education Next: A Journal of Opinion and Research.