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Chancellor Robert Gates Discusses Leadership Strategies, Favorite Presidents, New Book

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia The Flat News
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

College of William and Mary Chancellor Robert Gates ’65 spoke about his new book, “A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service,” in Phi Beta Kappa Hall Thursday evening.

Teachers picket in La Habra last December
Analysis and Commentary

Teachers Unions Vs. Students

by Terry M. Moevia Prager U
Monday, July 28, 2014

There is a dilemma in American education. On the one hand, teachers are essential to student achievement. On the other, teachers unions promote self-interests of their members which are antithetical to the interests of students. So, how do we fix this problem?

Analysis and Commentary

Davenport: The Civic Education Crisis

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

“Hamilton” is the hottest show on Broadway but its star character, Alexander Hamilton, barely gets a hearing in today’s student classrooms.


Why Colleges' Common Reading Lists Get An F

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A core curriculum is to a liberal education what the study of contracts, torts, civil procedure and constitutional law is to a legal education and what the rudiments of shooting and passing are to basketball—an essential prerequisite to excellence in the larger undertaking. 


Bill Evers On The Ethan Bearman Show (5:44:22)

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia KSFO
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Hoover Institution Bill Evers discusses the education polices of the presidential candidates including common core.

Quality Of Schools Is Critical For Economic Growth In Developing Countries, Stanford Expert Says

featuring Eric Hanushekvia Stanford News
Monday, February 8, 2016

Stanford economist Eric Hanushek said that a country's economic growth is directly based on the cognitive skills of the population, or the "knowledge capital" of a nation.

Analysis and Commentary

The Regrettable Decline Of Higher Learning

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, February 4, 2016

What do campus microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, speech codes and censorship have to do with higher learning?

In the News

Rebecca Coulson: Do We Truly Want Choice, Or Do We Simply Want Better Schools?

featuring Paul E. Petersonvia Conservative Home
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It’s time to worry when a Harvard academic confesses that the UK school system is so complicated “it’s almost impossible for an outsider to understand”.

In the News

In The U.S., A Growing Recognition: College Isn't For Everyone

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia US News and World Report
Monday, February 1, 2016

A GED certificate was never intended to mean students are ready for college, and research shows they often aren’t.

Great Ideas For Designing Accountability Systems For Schools

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Monday, February 1, 2016

On Tuesday afternoon, we at the Fordham Institute will host a competition to present compelling designs for state accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The process has already achieved its objective, with more than two dozen teams submitting proposals that are chock-full of suggestions for states and commonsense recommendations for the U.S. Department of Education.


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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