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Advice For My Conservative Students

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia The New York Times
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Conservative media outlets have built a cottage industry of outrage on the premise that conservative students are victims of a “tyrannical” campus left. I know this message well, because over a decade ago, as a conservative student at Bucknell, I helped devise and spread it.

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Neither White Nor Privileged: Stanford’s Minority Trump Supporters

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Stanford Review
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Stanford campus’ reaction to Trump’s election was dominated by feelings of hopelessness and anger. Facebook newsfeeds on November 8, 2016 were filled with claims about the anti-women, anti-LGBT, and anti-minority implications of the election, often from privileged students who spoke for others.


Chester Finn: The Great Choice-Accountability Debate

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn discusses the ongoing debate about whether school accountability is best done via the parent marketplace or state assessments.


Securing The Public's Interest In Good Schools: Markets, Testing, And Accountability

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My friend and colleague Robert Pondiscio has done his best—and that’s a high bar—to navigate and mediate between Jason Bedrick and Mike Petrilli in the latest chapter of America’s endless debate about whether school accountability is best done via the parent marketplace or state assessment regimes.

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Penalties Should Be Handed Out To Some Parents

quoting William Damonvia Melfort Journal
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Young people can be easily influenced. They can be encouraged by their friends to do things that are positive and community building. They can be persuaded by their peers to do things that they normally would not do.

William F. Buckley, Jr. and boxer Muhammad Ali discuss the war in Vietnam.

Full-Length Firing Line Videos Now Available Online

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

For the first time since acquiring the collection in 2001, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is hosting, free-of-charge, full-length Firing Line videos online through its digital collections website and YouTube channel. With a roster of guests including Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Milton Friedman, Groucho Marx, Tom Wolfe, Jack Kerouac, Woodward and Bernstein, Barry Goldwater, Joan Baez, Hugh Hefner, and others, Firing Line serves as one of the most important and complete records of political and cultural movements in twentieth-century America.


Weapon on the Wall: American Posters of World War I

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

The exhibition Weapon on the Wall: American Posters of World War I opens Wednesday, April 5, and runs through September 2, 2017. The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday–Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus.


Trump's Rise, Elites' Fall, Rot At The Top In Higher Ed

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, February 10, 2017

President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order prohibiting nationals from seven countries roiled by jihadism from entering the United States for three months—and the administration’s bungled roll-out of the order—reminded foreign policy elites in both parties why they feared and loathed Trump. As if they needed a reminder. 

With Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary, Parents And Teachers Can Focus On Changing Policies Closer To Home

by Michael J. Petrilli
Thursday, February 9, 2017

The major charge against Betsy DeVos—and certainly the one that the writers at “Saturday Night Live” recently ran with—was that she doesn’t know enough about “school” to be Secretary of Education. She hasn’t been a teacher, a principal, or a superintendent. 

The Death Of Think Tanks, Part Four

by Alvin Rabushka
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Holding aside the content-producing research fellows, the governance of think tanks consists of (1) a president (director) and his administrative staff, (2) a board of directors (trustees, overseers), and (3) large donors.


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.

CREDO at Stanford University