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John E. Chubb

The Learning Stimulus?

by John E. Chubbvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

To ensure the money actually produces results, the administration could take additional steps

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The Learning Stimulus?

by John E. Chubbvia Education Week
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Obama administration recently opened the sluice gates again—directing $44 billion of the economic-stimulus package to the schools.

Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek (left) and Paul Peterson

Video commentary with Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson

with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Uncommon Knowledge
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. Video transcript (5:23)

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What's The Best Use Of Stimulus Money?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Journal
Monday, June 29, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contained more than $100 billion for education, including $40 billion to stabilize state education budgets and $5 billion in discretionary money for incentive grants...

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California needs to make wiser use of school funding

by Eric Hanushekvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

California's budget woes are known nationally...

Video Commentary with Hoover senior fellow Eric Hanushek

with Eric Hanushekvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hoover Institution senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Eric Hanushek and Terry Moe discuss Hanushek’s new book Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses. Video transcript (8:35)

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Good for some, but many parents don't want it

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, June 12, 2009

The RAND Corp.'s new study of preschool (“Preschool Adequacy and Efficiency in California”) confirms the wisdom shown by Golden State voters in 2006 when they decisively rejected Proposition 82, also known as the “Rob Reiner Preschool for All Initiative.”...

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Performance-Based Funding

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How to finance our schools remains controversial, and is the subject of continuous rancor in courthouses and statehouses across the nation...

Terry Moe&esquo;s Liberating Learning interview.

Video Commentary with Hoover senior fellow Terry Moe

with Terry M. Moevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hoover Institution senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Terry Moe and Eric Hanushek discuss Moe’s new book Liberating Learning. Video transcript (10:41)

Eric A. Hanushek

Performance-Based Funding

by Eric Hanushek, Alfred Lindsethvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Public school spending per pupil has nearly quadrupled since 1960 while achievement has remained largely flat.

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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.