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Analysis and Commentary

The Next Big Thing In Education Reform May Be Practice, Not Policy

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The era of hyperactive education policymaking is about to come to an end. That might be hard to believe, given this summer’s high-decibel policy disputes, both in Washington and in the states. The implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); debates about a potential large-scale federal school-choice initiative; and deep disagreements about civil rights enforcement continue to captivate—and roil—all of us involved in education policy, in D.C. and around the nation.

Analysis and Commentary

Education Philanthropy And The Unfinished Business Of Policy Reform

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The era of hyperactive education policymaking is about to come to an end. That might be hard to believe, given this summer’s high-decibel policy disputes, both in Washington and in the states. The implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); debates about a potential large-scale federal school-choice initiative; and deep disagreements about civil rights enforcement continue to captivate—and roil—all of us involved in education policy, in D.C. and around the nation.

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Dare to Discipline (Again)

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

The previous administration held that discipline amounted to discrimination. The new education secretary should reject this claim—if not in the name of common sense, then in the name of student achievement. 

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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.

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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.

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Michael Petrilli: Charters And Vouchers: Two Peas In A Pod

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how to win charter supporters over to the cause of school vouchers.

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A Chance for Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

By appointing Betsy DeVos education secretary, President Trump shows he’s listening to parents. 

Analysis and Commentary

How To Improve New Jersey’s Flawed School Accountability Plan

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via Trentonian
Monday, April 3, 2017

New Jersey’s proposed plan to hold schools accountable for strong student outcomes fails to meet the educational needs of high achievers—especially those growing up in poverty.

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Area 45: Education Reform

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr., Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Education reform, the civil rights issue of our time?

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It’s Racial Indoctrination Day At An Upscale Chicagoland School

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 17, 2017

As administrators foist ‘social justice’ on 4,000 suburban students, parents plead for balance.

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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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