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The Structure Of Educational Revolutions

quoting Terry M. Moevia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, June 22, 2017

In the last generation, and in the last 15 years in particular, the federal government has assumed an increasingly intrusive role in public K-12 education. But this isn’t simply a reflection of Washington’s current appetite for power; it must also be understood as a natural consequence of a decision made more than a century ago.

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Interviews

Michael J. Petrilli: Bridging The Research-To-Policy Divide

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how to bridge the divide between education research and policy.

Analysis and Commentary

A Civil Rights Rollback, Or A Victory For Common Sense?

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The national press jumped all over the news last week that the Office for Civil Rights in the Trump Department of Education will be taking a different tack on federal civil rights enforcement than it did under the Obama Administration. As Andy Rotherham wrote, “not surprisingly, with those words—Trump, civil rights, federal—in the same sentence, people are alarmed.” And sure enough, the mainstream media published articles with alarming headlines, like “Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations.”

Interviews

Harvey Mansfield Speaks: Venerable Harvard Professor Laments The Ruination Of Higher Education

interview with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The College Fix
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Harvey Mansfield has been in higher education for a long time. In fact, he’s been a faculty member at Harvard since 1962. Yet, after all those years he isn’t hopeful about future of higher education.

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New Book From Charter School Advocates Offers Lots Of Bad Advice

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Some smart education reformers just made two thirds of a very dumb mistake. In Charting a New Course: The Case for Freedom, Flexibility & Opportunity Through Charter Schools, Jeanne Allen, Max Eden and others (including Mike McShane, Ben Lindquist, Derrell Bradford and Jay Greene) offer several solid suggestions for state policy makers, such as encouraging more small one-off charters, having more than one authorizer in a given locale, systematically auditing the regulatory burden on charter schools, and giving them latitude to hire the teachers of their choice.

Analysis and Commentary

An Analysis Of American Media’s Reports On Early Chinese Students In The U.S. From 1881 To 1938

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Xiaolin Zhao examines the way American media depicted Chinese students and how these images evolved from 1881 to 1938.

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German-Style Apprenticeships Simply Can’t Be Replicated

by Eric Hanushekvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Half of young Germans enter vocational training, and the rigid labor market relies on certification.

In the News

States Test Worksite Charter Schools For Company Kids

quoting Samuel J. Abramsvia WRAL
Saturday, June 17, 2017

A rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees' children may be about to spread.

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Michael Petrilli: Can We Bridge The Research-To-Policy Divide?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Friday, June 16, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli moderates a discussion on the relationship between education research and policy decisions.

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Analysis and Commentary

Betsy DeVos's Team Stumbles On ESSA

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Just when they were starting to hit their stride, the new team at the Department of Education made a big unforced error this week. The good news is that it’s almost certain to be corrected, thanks to pressure from Capitol Hill.

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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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