K-12 Education Task Force

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Caroline Hoxby on Tell Me More (:59)

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Tell Me More (NPR)
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Deadlines to apply for colleges are coming up - and some experts say a lot of qualified minority students won't be applying to the top schools. Host Michel Martin speaks with Donald Fraser, Jr., of CollegeSnapps, Inc. and Caroline Hoxby, an economist at Stanford University about why some students of color aren't trying to get into prestigious schools.

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The War on Poverty at 50

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Experts reflect on what went right and what went wrong with LBJ’s initiative.

Blogs

The “War on Poverty” and Me

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Forgive an aging education-reformer’s reminiscences, but LBJ’s declaration of war on poverty shaped the next 50 years of my life.

Featured Commentary

Why the U.S. Results on PISA Matter

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Other Media

2014’s Real Economic Challenge

with Eric Hanushek, Joshua D. Rauhvia National Review Online
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Creating good jobs and training Americans to get them — not snatching income from the 1 percent.

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De Blasio Should Embrace Charter Schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia USA Today
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Giving every child a shot at success will help New York City's new mayor narrow inequality.

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Common Core: A Slippery Slope

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Thursday, December 26, 2013

If advocates admitted that it increases Washington’s power, we could have a better, more honest debate.

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Do L.A.’s Teachers Deserve a Raise?

with Eric Hanushek, Caroline M. Hoxby, Michael J. Petrillivia City Journal
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Other Media

Secret Policymaking on School Reform is on the Rise

with Margaret (Macke) Raymond, Eric Hanushekvia Answer Sheet (Washington Post)
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Blogs

Gifted Education— What I Saw, What I’m Learning

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I've visited eight countries to see how they educate their high-ability kids in the hope that we might pick up tips that would prove useful in improving the woeful state of “gifted education” in the U.S

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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.