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U.S. Teachers Score Below Average On Numeracy Skills

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When compared both to their peers internationally and fellow American college graduates, U.S. teachers have middling math and literacy skills, finds a group of international researchers, who conclude that boosting salaries would be one way to attract higher-skilled individuals into teaching.

In the News

Have Obama’s Education Policies Weakened The Democratic Party?

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Hechinger Report
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? For the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), the answer to this perennial election question has to be a resounding ‘no.’


Paul Peterson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson discusses the latest education policies and laws.

Chester E. Finn Jr.

Checker Finn On The Hugh Hewitt Show (30:53)

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Stitcher
Friday, July 22, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Checker Finn discusses education and the impact of new education laws/policies including ESSA.

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A Conversation With Stanford President John Hennessy

interview with John L. Hennessyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How John Hennessy transformed Stanford University from one of the top universities in the nation to one of the elite schools in the world.

In the News

Checker Finn: Ed Reform As The Faber College Pan-Hellenic Disciplinary Council

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Jay P. Greene's Blog
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Checker Finn wrote a read-worthy lament for the state of ed reform for Hoover.

Analysis and Commentary

Petrilli: When Only Some Kids Can Afford Summer Camp — Why We Must Close The 'Enrichment Gap'

by Michael J. Petrillivia The 74 Million
Monday, July 18, 2016

Late July might be famous for potato chips and trips to the beach. But it’s also, arguably, the time when America’s inequality, like the hot summer sun, is at its zenith, particularly for our children. 


New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Institution
Monday, July 18, 2016

The latest issue of Hoover Digest is now available online.


Eric Hanushek And Paul Peterson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hoover Institution fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss student achievement and what affects student achievement in the US.

Analysis and Commentary

The End Of Education Reform?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, July 15, 2016

For three decades, leaders of both major political parties have recognized the urgency of reforming and renewing American K–12 education, and major elements of the reform agenda have generally enjoyed bipartisan support: higher standards, better teachers, results-based accountability, and more choices (particularly via charter schools).


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