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Featured Commentary

Violence Erupts When You Tolerate Antisemitism

by Charles Smallvia Daily Beast
Friday, April 18, 2014
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The Opt-Out Outrage

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Monday, April 14, 2014
Other Media

Obama Touts $107M High School Career Connection Program

with Eric Hanushekvia Washington Times
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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America, the Land of Workarounds

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Politico
Monday, April 7, 2014
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The Two Tracks of School Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Standards-based testing and school choice go together.

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We Need Better Teachers

by Eric Hanushekvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

For the sake of K-12 students, we need to validate and reward our best instructors and get rid of our worst ones.

Interviews

Tom Loveless on the John Batchelor Show (19:13)

with Tom Lovelessvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Douglas Whynott, author, Sugar Season. Tom Loveless, Hoover. Ken Croswell, Science.

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Homework Horror Stories

by Tom Lovelessvia Education Next
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Recent stories in the popular press have featured children burdened with an enormous amount of homework, three hours or more per night. Are these students’ experiences typical or rare?

Featured Commentary

The Curriculum Wars

by Tom Lovelessvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, March 21, 2014
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The Curriculum Wars

by Tom Lovelessvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 20, 2014

For years, progressives and traditionalists have been battling out what our children learn.

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Chester E. Finn Jr.

Koret Task Force on K–12 Education dinner

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Hoover

The Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education dinner was held in the Nicolas de Basily Room of the Hoover Tower on January 14. Task force member Chester Finn moderated a before-dinner discussion on the economic stimulus package and the “race to the top.”

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Learning as We Go: Why School Choice is Worth the Wait

Learning as We Go: Why School Choice Is Worth the Wait, by Paul T. Hill

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Stanford

Issues behind the hotly debated topic of school choice are scrutinized by Hoover fellow Paul T. Hill in Learning as We Go: Why School Choice Is Worth the Wait (Hoover Press, 2010).

Press Releases

Media Colloquium “Getting Beneath Current Educational Policty Debates”

Friday, September 18, 2009
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Policy debates within the field of education were the focus of a media colloquium held September 18 as part of a meeting by the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education. The colloquium titled “Getting Beneath Current Educational Policy Debates,” featured presentations by task force members on a variety of topical issues.

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Koret Task Force on K–12 Education dinner

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Hoover

Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education is embarking on a project that looks at the future of American education. At a dinner, which was part of the task force’s semiannual meeting, task force members gave us a glimpse at what their expectations are and what might be done to address problems on the horizon. Topics include technology, family structure, school organization, district organization, political implications, standards, performance, teachers, finance, privatization, and school choice. The final report will be published in 2010.

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Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek (left) and Paul Peterson

Video commentary with Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hoover Institution senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning English-language learners.

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Hoover senior fellow Eric Hanushek is interviewed concerning his new book Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses.

Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Video commentary with Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek and Terry Moe

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Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education

Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education, by Hoover Fellows Terry M. Moe and John Chubb

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Stanford

Technology has transformed all aspects of our everyday lives. From online banking to social networking, we communicate, connect, and consume in ways radically different from the past. Yet the average classroom is not that different from the classroom of fifty years ago.

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Terry Moe&esquo;s Liberating Learning interview.

Liberating Learning

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Video commentary with Hoover senior fellows Terry Moe and Eric Hanushek

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Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses

Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses, by Hoover Fellow Eric Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth

Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Stanford

Public school funding has quadrupled during the past few decades, spurred by court rulings requiring states to increase such funding.

Press Releases
Learning from No Child Left Behind: How and Why the Nation’s Most Important but Controversial Education Law Should Be Renewed by John Chubb

Learning from No Child Left Behind: How and Why the Nation’s Most Important but Controversial Education Law Should Be Renewed by John Chubb

Monday, April 6, 2009

Members of the K-12 Education Task Force just released a report containing ten recommendations regarding the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. Findings are available in the newly released, Learning from No Child Left Behind...

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The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency; that include systematic reform options such as vouchers, charter schools, and testing; and that weigh equity concerns against outcome objectives.

Its collaborative efforts spawned a quarterly journal titled Education Next, one of the premier publications on public education research policy in the nation.

Chester E. Finn, Jr. serves as chair of the Task Force on K–12 education.