K-12 Education Task Force

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Our Endangered Catholic Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Post
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The positive findings in the Education Department's recent evaluation of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program provide more evidence that high-quality private and parochial schools can have invaluable benefits for low-income, minority students...

John E. Chubb

Learning from No Child Left Behind

by John E. Chubbvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A careful examination reveals sufficient justification for continuing to improve public education through the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Mayor Bloomberg’s Crib Sheet

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Thursday, April 9, 2009

ARNE DUNCAN, the secretary of education, has urged the nation’s mayors to take control of their public schools so that they can impose radical reforms...

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

by John E. Chubbvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, April 6, 2009

How and why the nation's most important but controversial education law should be renewed...

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

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

by John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moevia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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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The Governance and Performance of Research Universities: Evidence from Europe and the U.S.

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia National Bureau of Economic Research
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

We investigate how university governance affects research output, measured by patenting and international university research rankings...

Terry M. Moe

Liberating Learning

by Terry M. Moe, John E. Chubbvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The information revolution has globalized the international economy, made communication and social networking virtually instantaneous and costless, and started the first stirrings of a revolution in how children can learn and be educated.

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Confining Virtual Schooling (in Fla.)

by Williamson M. Everswith John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moevia Ed Policy
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bill Tucker had a Mar. 31 post on The Quick & the Ed about efforts to limit virtual schooling in Florida...

Video Commentary with Hoover senior fellows Terry Moe and Paul Peterson

Video Commentary with Hoover senior fellows Terry Moe and Paul Peterson

with Terry M. Moe, Paul E. Petersonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 13, 2009

Hoover Institution senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Terry Moe and Paul Peterson comment on the controversy surrounding the likely termination of the Washington, D.C., voucher program. Moe and Peterson discuss why vouchers are important for students, particularly disadvantaged ones; why many teachers and Democrats do not like the voucher program; why Democrats voted to end the voucher program; and why private schools work best for disadvantaged students. Video transcript (6:27).

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Video Commentary with Hoover senior fellows Terry Moe and Paul Peterson

with Paul E. Peterson, Terry M. Moevia Hoover Institution
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hoover Institution senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Terry Moe and Paul Peterson comment on the controversy surrounding the likely termination of the Washington, D.C., voucher program...

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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.