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California’s Board Of Education Ignores Teacher Effectiveness– But One In Ten Teachers Are Ineffective, Claim Fellow Instructors

by Paul E. Petersonvia Eureka
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ever since a California superior court determined three years ago that teacher tenure and seniority rights concentrated inexperienced teachers in disadvantaged communities (Vergara v. California), the state’s Board of Education has been trying hard not to think about teacher effectiveness. An appeals court overturned the lower court decision, but the state board remains worried about other legal and political attacks.

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Will Robots Steal Human Jobs?

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 17, 2017

People fear automation, but better technology has historically given rise to more opportunities for work. 

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Cutting Obamacare Subsidies Would Benefit Poor, Says CBO

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office has issued a new report on the projected effects of terminating cost-sharing reduction subsidy payments under the Affordable Care Act, as President Trump has repeatedly threatened to do. These findings are counterintuitive and surprising.

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Could California Republicans Get A Boost From Ballot Measures?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Earlier this year, a New York assemblyman introduced a bill – it never made it to a floor vote – to ban tackle football for that state’s kids ages 13 and younger. Upon further review, how did Albany beat Sacramento to the punch?

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Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Showdown In Charlottesville

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Parsing the legal, political, and cultural issues raised by the recent violence in Virginia.

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Eureka Issue 1703 California’s School Daze

via Eureka
Friday, August 18, 2017

A new issue of Eureka is now available online.

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Early-Primary States Loves L.A's Mayor. But California? Historically, Not So Much

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two rising stocks have caught my eye – one being Apple, which reached a record high earlier this week before announcing that it’s going to war with Netflix on the video content front.

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Charlottesville, Race, And Republican Virtue-Signaling

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, August 18, 2017

Why Trump’s condemnation of “all sides” was scorned.

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Commentary: To Stop Rape In The Ranks, Fix The Personnel System

by Timothy Kanevia Marine Corps Times
Thursday, August 17, 2017

In the past decade, the armed forces have made tremendous progress in addressing sexual assault. During his tenure as Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel saw to it that all key staff in all the services were retrained, rescreened and recredentialed. The services have introduced new training programs, increased conviction rates, and created special victim counsel programs to great success. As a result, the incidence of sexual assault in the military has been cut in half since 2006.

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Invisible Hands And Iron Fists: Challenges In Regulating The Innovation Economy

by Megan Stifel, Jamil Jaffervia Lawfare
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Have you heard of “Regulators in Cyberia”? No, it’s not the latest thriller on the silver screen. Rather, it’s a white paper recently released by the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project that explores the challenges existing regulatory approaches pose to technological innovation.

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Betsy DeVos Will Approve Whatever Policymakers Put Forward; Make Sure It's Good For Kids

by Brandon L. Wright , Michael J. Petrillivia Alabama Media Group
Friday, August 18, 2017

After months of mixed signals, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appears poised to do what the Every Student Succeeds Act expects of her and approve state-developed school accountability plans. "My criteria for approval is clear," she said recently. "Does the state's plan adhere to the law?" If so, she is "happy to approve it."

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Michael Auslin: Japan And The US Step Up Ties

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia CNBC
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin outlines how and why the US and Japan are deepening defense ties in view of developments in North Korea.

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Charles Blahous Discusses Obamacare On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Charles Blahousvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous discusses his Economics 21 article "Cutting Obamacare Subsidies Would Benefit Poor, Says CBO."

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Michael Petrilli: Charter Support Plummets, Leaving Policy Wonks Flummoxed

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses Education Next’s new poll and what might be driving the surprising results regarding charter schools and vouchers.

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Conflicts In Syria, Iraq Far From Over Despite Islamic State Setbacks

quoting Fabrice Balanche via Pakistan Today
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Despite recapture of swathes of territory from the Islamic State group, the conflicts in Iraq and Syria are far from over as their governments face major political challenges, experts warn.

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Betsy DeVos Will Approve Whatever Policymakers Put Forward; Make Sure It's Good For Kids

by Brandon L. Wright , Michael J. Petrillivia Alabama Media Group
Friday, August 18, 2017

After months of mixed signals, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appears poised to do what the Every Student Succeeds Act expects of her and approve state-developed school accountability plans. "My criteria for approval is clear," she said recently. "Does the state's plan adhere to the law?" If so, she is "happy to approve it."

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Charlottesville, Race, And Republican Virtue-Signaling

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, August 18, 2017

Why Trump’s condemnation of “all sides” was scorned.

Analysis and Commentary

Eureka Issue 1703 California’s School Daze

via Eureka
Friday, August 18, 2017

A new issue of Eureka is now available online.

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Support For Common Standards Has Rebounded

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, August 17, 2017

The big news out of this year’s Education Next poll is the sharp decline in support for charter schools, even among Republicans, which is going to leave us wonks scratching our heads for months. But don’t miss the findings on what we used to call “standards-based reform.”

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Silicon Valley Billionaires Are The New Robber Barons

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Progressives forget their history of breaking up mega-corporations as they lionize tech giants such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

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Charles Blahous Discusses Obamacare On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Charles Blahousvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous discusses his Economics 21 article "Cutting Obamacare Subsidies Would Benefit Poor, Says CBO."

Featured

Will Robots Steal Human Jobs?

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 17, 2017

People fear automation, but better technology has historically given rise to more opportunities for work. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Showdown In Charlottesville

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Parsing the legal, political, and cultural issues raised by the recent violence in Virginia.

Featured

California’s Board Of Education Ignores Teacher Effectiveness– But One In Ten Teachers Are Ineffective, Claim Fellow Instructors

by Paul E. Petersonvia Eureka
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ever since a California superior court determined three years ago that teacher tenure and seniority rights concentrated inexperienced teachers in disadvantaged communities (Vergara v. California), the state’s Board of Education has been trying hard not to think about teacher effectiveness. An appeals court overturned the lower court decision, but the state board remains worried about other legal and political attacks.

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Back To School In California—And Back To This Question: Does The State’s K–12 System Deserve A Passing Grade?

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, August 17, 2017

If you’re looking to grade public education in California, pass-fail probably isn’t the way to go but make sure to leave plenty of room in the “comments” section of your report card. On the one hand, the system has bred success. The late Steve Jobs was a product of California’s K12 system. 

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