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In the News

Ridicule Didn't Work

quoting James W. Ceaservia The Weekly Standard
Monday, January 30, 2017

The Sokal hoax and its lessons.

In the News

Unions Vs. Children

quoting Terry M. Moevia Ricochet
Thursday, January 19, 2017

By and large, teachers are wonderful people who dedicate their lives to helping children achieve their full potential. Their unions, by contrast, have a very different mission.

In the News

As Idaho School Spending Grows, Student Performance Still Lags

quoting Eric Hanushekvia
Thursday, January 19, 2017

If Gov. Otter has his way — and there is little reason to think he won’t — overall education spending will increase for the sixth consecutive fiscal year.

In the News

Trump’s Education Nominee Grilled Over Inexperience

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia NBC News
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos responded to tough questions during her Senate confirmation hearing session, including suggesting that guns might have a place in schools due to grizzly bears.


Michael Petrilli: What Betsy DeVos Could Mean For Public Education

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia WBUR
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli joins a panel discussion concerning Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and how she handled the tough questions on public choice/vouchers, sexual assault on college campuses, and guns in schools.

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In the News

Stanford Researchers Recognized For Impact On Public Debate In Education

mentioning Caroline M. Hoxby, Terry M. Moe, Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Stanford Graduate School of Education
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nineteen Stanford faculty are named key public influencers in school policy and practice in 2017 "Edu-Scholar" list.

Analysis and Commentary

20 Questions For Betsy DeVos

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Reading the tea leaves of presidential appointments is always a fun spectator sport in the swamp that is Washington, DC, but more so this year, with a President-Elect whose campaign was light on policy details, and especially on education, where Donald Trump uttered hardly more than a slogan or two.

Analysis and Commentary

Vouchers Have Changed. Maybe Your Position Should Change, Too.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The one-week delay in Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing gives all of us extra time to speculate about her position on this or that wrinkle in federal education policy, and for the politicos to practice their attacks and counter-attacks. All in all, it’s quite a spectacle.

Analysis and Commentary

The Modern Language Association Votes To Reject Academic Boycott Of Israel

by Russell A. Bermanvia Tablet Magazine
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Insight into why the largest professional association of humanities scholars in North America rejected a BDS motion to boycott Israeli universities.

Analysis and Commentary

Swimming Against The Current

by Samuel J. Abramsvia Inside Higher Education
Monday, January 9, 2017

Given the well-known ideological imbalance of professors on our nation’s college and university campuses, quite a bit has been written about how conservative faculty members are a “beleaguered minority,” the rare “campus unicorns” and even “a minority [which] is being systematically repressed in America’s elite institutions.” 


K-12 Education Task Force

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.

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