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I'm a Full Professor!

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last summer, after 22 years as a tenured Associate Professor, I decided to come up for promotion to Full Professor. I did so partly at the urging of three colleagues in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, where I'm "lodged," and partly at the urging of two full professors in a different part of the campus.

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Who Trashes Liberal Arts?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An op-ed piece titled "Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts" appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts.


Michael Spence At The Rimini Lecture In Economics And Finance Conference (9:20)

interview with Michael Spencevia Rimini Lecture In Economics And Finance Conference
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hoover fellow Michael Spence discusses his book The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World.

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Cuomo’s Gambit: Thinking Big To Fix Schools

quoting Terry M. Moevia New York Post
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Across the country, Democratic governors and mayors have cozied up to the teachers unions and given up on education reform. Not New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo.


Not Meeting Standards: A Warning Light, Not A Death Sentence

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last week, I complained that Eva Moskowitz and other reformers weren’t being fair when they described schools as “persistently failing” because they didn’t get many of their students to the ambitious levels built into the Common Core.

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Not Enough Value To Justify More Of The Same

by Eric Hanushekvia The New York Times
Thursday, March 26, 2015

It is hard getting around the historic facts. Real per pupil spending has more than doubled in the past 40 years, but the mathematics and reading scores of 17-year-olds have barely budged.

Other Media

Education Next Offers Policy Views, With An Edge

with Paul E. Peterson, Michael J. Petrilli, Hoover Institution, Education Nextvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Education Next, a crisply produced quarterly that straddles the worlds of newsstand magazines and academic journals, has claimed a prominent spot in K-12 debates that tilts toward support for higher standards, accountability, and school choice.

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Elite Private Schools Use Wide Range Of Ed-Tech Strategies

quoting John E. Chubbvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Prestigious private schools across the country are grappling with how best to use educational technologies, exploring a wide range of strategies that diverge from the approaches taken by most of their public school counterparts.

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Modern American Conservatism: A Spirited Conversation At The Hoover Institution

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Friday, March 20, 2015

It can be said with a high degree of certainty that Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover did not have the warmest of relationships.

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Cuomo Fights Rating System In Which Few Teachers Are Bad

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The New York Times
Sunday, March 22, 2015

The teachers and administrators in this rural Long Island district do not mince words when asked about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal to tie teacher evaluations more closely to test scores.


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