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Analysis and Commentary

Heroism And Humility In Education Reform

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Achilles’ heel of the West, I read not long ago, is that many people struggle to find spiritual meaning in our secular, affluent society. How can we compete with the messianic messages streaming from the Islamic State and other purveyors of dystopian religious fundamentalism?


Yale Gives In To The Grievance Culture

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, November 20, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17, Yale University president Peter Salovey sent an email addressed to “Members of the Yale Community,” including the university’s far flung alumni. In the wake of unrest on campus the last few weeks over Halloween costumes, “safe spaces,” diversity, and free speech, Salovey expressed his determination “to build a more inclusive Yale.”

John E. Chubb
Analysis and Commentary

A Tribute To John Chubb

by Terry M. Moefeaturing John E. Chubbvia EducationNext
Friday, November 20, 2015

John Chubb passed away on November 12, 2015, after a valiant struggle with cancer. I am at a loss for words. I suppose I should start with the obvious: that with his passing the nation lost a pioneer in education reform, someone who, for a quarter century, fought hard for change, innovation, and improvement in America’s schools.


Victor Davis Hanson On Chicago's Morning Answer (1:42:32)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Chicago's Morning Answer
Friday, November 20, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review column "The University Gone Feral."

In the News

The Winter 2016 Issue Of Education Next Is Here

by Education Nextvia EducationNext
Thursday, November 19, 2015

The cover story is the 2015 EdNext poll on school reform, which finds continuing high levels of support for educational testing and little sympathy for the opt-out movement.

In the News

Glenn Reynolds: Obama Right Again On P.C. Campus Speech

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia USA Today
Thursday, November 19, 2015

As the president said, students shouldn't try to silence other side but listen, engage and persuade.

In October 2008, we attended an international conference on modern China in Beijing. It was one of Ramon Myer’s last academic activities abroad.

Remembering Ramon Myers: One of Recent Decades’ Most Influential Scholars of US-Chinese Relations

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hsiao-ting Lin, currently a research fellow and curator for East Asian collections at Hoover Library & Archives, shares his memories of his close working relationship with Ramon Myers, former curator of East Asian collections at Hoover L&A, a Hoover senior fellow, and an expert on the history and politics of China. Myers died on November 11th at the age of 86.

Fall Retreat 2015

Podcasts From Hoover's Fall 2015 Retreat Now Available Online

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Hoover Institution held its annual fall retreat during October 19 and 20, 2015. It offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from US and world history to foreign policy to education and health care and the economic challenges of the future. Below is a selection of podcasts from the conference.

Failing Our Brightest Kids by Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright
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Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, November 19, 2015

In this provocative volume, Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Brandon L. Wright argue that, for decades, the United States has done too little to focus on educating students to achieve at high levels.

Analysis and Commentary

On Payday Lending And Parental Choice

by Michael J. Petrillivia RedefinED
Thursday, November 19, 2015

If every school in America was pretty good — if not better — our education policy debates would largely evaporate.


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