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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Federal Education Policy

January 14, 2014 | Creators Syndicate

Politics Versus Education

Thomas Sowell Opinion Columns - Politics Versus Education
September 20, 2013 | Education Next

Governance Matters

Tucked away in Amanda Ripley’s pages are a number of examples of how Finland, South Korea and Poland organize and govern their education systems, and these are illuminating as well as actionable in the policy realm.
August 27, 2013 | Education Next

What Parents Want—and How Policymakers Can Provide It

August 23, 2013 | Education Next

Can Education Polls Be Scientific? Or Is It All Interest Group Politics?

Sampling the public can be done pretty accurately by sophisticated polling firms, and all three of the just-released surveys have that in common. But even though sampling can be done in a scientific manner, question formulation in survey research is an art form.
July 29, 2013 | Education Next

Partisanship and Bipartisanship

Gridlock and stasis don’t seem to be leaving the K–12 space in Washington anytime soon.
July 24, 2013 | Education Next

Paternalism and Public Policy

The most paternalist policies in place today require the closure of underperforming schools even if they are popular with parents. Who should decide if the tradeoffs are worth it? A case to be made, but I still don’t quite buy it.
July 23, 2013 | Flypaper

Paternalism and Public Policy

June 10, 2013 | Education Next

A Time for Humility in Federal Education Policy

May 29, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The GOP and the Common Core

June 25, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

Should All U.S. Students Meet a Single Set of National Proficiency Standards?

Yes, says education expert Chester E. Finn Jr., because it will ensure that students have the skills they need to compete globally...